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This week at CBPP, we mainly focused on how economic recovery legislation Congress is working on is a chance to make important investments in the federal budget and taxes, housing, health, food assistance, the economy, Social Security, and poverty and inequality:

Chart of the Week – Full Refundability Drives Anti-Poverty Impact of Rescue Plan’s Child Tax Credit Improvements

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

Democrats take early steps toward new paid leave program, as work continues to craft $3.5 trillion bill
Washington Post
September 10, 2021

12 states still refuse to expand Medicaid. Why that’s a problem for all of us
September 10, 2021

The top 1% dodge $163 billion in annual taxes, Treasury estimates
September 9, 2021

‘This is the Biden agenda’
New York Times
September 8, 2021

Closing the Medicaid coverage gap can address falling life expectancy for Latinos
The Hill
September 8, 2021

Two anchors of COVID safety net ending, affecting millions
September 5, 2021

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