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June 28, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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This week at CBPP, we focused on federal tax, housing, health, state budgets and taxes, food assistance, and the economy.

  • On federal tax, Chuck Marr noted that 3 million veteran and active-duty households would benefit from the proposed Working Families Tax Relief Act. Yixuan Huang described how proposals, including the Working Families Tax Relief Act, would help same-sex couples. Marr, Huang, and Vincent Palacios analyzed legislation from the House Ways and Means Committee that would expand the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. We updated our backgrounders on federal payroll taxes and tax exemptions, deductions, and credits.

  • On housing, Anna Bailey explained how a proposed rule from the Trump Administration would force 25,000 families to split up or lose their rental assistance, risking eviction and homelessness.
  • On health, Judith Solomon and Jessica Schubel warned against Medicaid waivers that could let states ignore federal standards and beneficiary protections, posing serious risks to beneficiaries, providers, and states. We also released a related policy brief. Schubel updated a report on how partial Medicaid expansions fall short of full Medicaid expansions with respect to coverage and access to care. Jennifer Wagner updated an analysis of Arkansas’ Medicaid waiver, which has taken coverage away from eligible people.
  • On state budget and tax, Michael Leachman described how state legislatures used their sessions this year to raise revenue for schools and other investments.
  • On food assistance, we updated our backgrounder on SNAP (food stamps) and an interactive map on SNAP participation in states.
  • On the economy, we updated our chart book on the post-Great Recession economy and our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available.

Chart of the Week — Proposed Trump Rule Would Force 25,000 Families to Split Up or Lose Their Rental Assistance

A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts recently. Here are some of the highlights:

400,000 households could lose food stamps under Trump plan expected soon
Washington Post
June 25, 2019

Trump’s poverty proposal prompts alarms over cuts to Medicaid, Head Start
June 24, 2019
Roll Call

Trump Claims He Saved Obamacare, Despite His Multiple Attempts to Kill It
New York Magazine
June 24, 2019

Trump plan to re-calculate poverty level would affect school lunch, Head Start eligibility
Education Dive
June 24, 2019

The Trump administration is trying to make an under-the-radar change to essential programs that would cut healthcare and food assistance for millions of people
Business Insider
June 23, 2019

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