BEYOND THE NUMBERS
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This week at CBPP, we released a statement from CBPP President Sharon Parrott on the events of January 5-6 in Georgia and Washington, D.C., stating that our democracy’s peaceful levers of change, not lies and violence, should be celebrated and strengthened.
Our analyses this week focused on poverty and inequality, food assistance, state budgets and taxes, the economy, health, and Social Security.
- On poverty and inequality, Claire Zippel detailed how hardship is growing as the pandemic enters its 11th month. We also updated our fact sheet on the COVID-19 recession’s effects on food, housing, and employment hardships.
- On food assistance, Jess Maneely of Benefits Data Trust and Zoë Neuberger discussed data matching and targeted outreach strategies to enroll families with young children in WIC.
- On state budgets and taxes, Michael Mazerov revised his report on how states can preserve revenue by decoupling from CARES Act tax breaks for business losses.
- On the economy, we updated our backgrounders on unemployment insurance and how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available, and our chart book tracking the post-Great Recession economy.
- On health, we updated our Sabotage Watch, tracking efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
- On Social Security, we updated our backgrounder on Supplemental Security Income.
Chart of the Week — Job Losses Largest in Low-Wage Industries
A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of the highlights:
Congress approves $25 billion in rental assistance. Here’s how to apply
January 7, 2020
The Georgia Runoffs Give Joe Biden The Green Light On The Economy
January 6, 2020
The latest pandemic relief measure increases SNAP benefits
January 5, 2020
Do Adult Dependents Get The Second Stimulus Check?
January 4, 2020