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CBPP’s main focus this week was the proposed COVID-19 relief under the budget resolution. We released several analyses of its key components, including an overview excerpting these pieces:

We also released pieces touching on other areas of state budgets and taxes, immigration, health, poverty and inequality, the economy, and Social Security.


Chart of the Week — How the House Economic Package Helps People

How the House Economic Package Helps People

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

Congress is moving to lengthen Medicaid coverage for new moms
Washington Post
February 12, 2021

What to know about the latest stimulus plan’s proposed $400 unemployment boost
February 11, 2021

The Radically Simple New Approach to Helping Families: Send Parents Money
New York Times
February 9, 2021

Democrats' $3,000 child tax credit idea is about lifting 4 million kids out of poverty
February 10, 2021

Child Tax Credit: Here’s how the Democrats’ $3,600-per-child plan would work
USA Today
February 9, 2021

More children are going hungry during the coronavirus pandemic
CBS News
February 9, 2021

Food banks struggling to feed hungry during Covid look forward to Biden's fixes to SNAP program
NBC News
February 7, 2021

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