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This week at CBPP, we focused on the new Census data on poverty, income, and health coverage in 2020, the federal budget, federal taxes, health, housing, state budgets and taxes, and the economy.

Chart of the Week – Government Aid Brought Annual Poverty to Record Low in 2020. Not Counting That Assistance, Poverty Would Have Risen Sharply.



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

There’s more to ‘Build Back Better’ than its price tag
Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2021

One chart shows how the Democratic tax plan helps most Americans a lot more than the Trump cuts
Business Insider
September 17, 2021

To Get Public Assistance, These Single Mothers Are Forced to Share Intimate Details About Their Families
September 17, 2021

Workers may soon be entitled to paid family leave. Here’s what it would look like
September 16, 2021

Despite Pandemic, Poverty Declined Thanks To Stimulus Checks
September 14, 2021

Insured Population Holds Steady, With a Slight Shift From Private to Public Coverage
Kaiser Health News
September 14, 2021

The $3.5 Trillion Question
New York Times
September 13, 2021

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