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This week, we released a statement announcing Sharon Parrott as CBPP’s next president. On January 1, 2021, Parrott will succeed Robert Greenstein, who established the Center in 1981 and has served as its chief executive ever since.

“The Center is one of the nation’s most influential organizations in shaping domestic policy, and Sharon will build on its four decades of achievement to lead it to new heights of effectiveness and impact,” said Kenneth Apfel, CBPP Board Chairman.

Since the last time we rounded up our recent work at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, the economy, federal taxes, health, food assistance, housing, family income support, and state budgets and taxes.

Chart of the Week — Adults in Households With Children Face Higher Household Hardship

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

In Blue States and Red, Pandemic Upends Public Services and Jobs
New York Times
December 4, 2020

Putting more food on more tables is a job for Congress
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 4, 2020

States and Cities Plead for More Time to Spend Federal Covid Aid
December 4, 2020

McConnell, Schumer seem far apart on unemployment benefits, stimulus proposals
December 2, 2020

Housing advocates brace for eviction crisis
National Journal
December 1, 2020

50 Million Americans Could Face Food Insecurity By Year's End
November 30, 2020

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