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This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, health, food assistance, Social Security, family income support, and the economy.

Chart of the Week – 71 Percent of Those Helped by Housing Voucher Expansion in House Bill Are People of Color

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

Child tax credit: Families could lose extra help without budget deal
USA Today
September 30, 2021

Jack Lew: How to get the wealthy to pay the taxes they owe
September 30, 2021

Economists say adding a child tax credit work requirement would harm the neediest kids
September 29, 2021

Debt ceiling calendar: These are the federal payments at risk if the U.S. defaults
CBS News
September 29, 2021

A death in Dallas: what’s at stake as Congress weighs Medicaid fix for uninsured
September 29, 2021

The $3.5 Trillion Democratic Spending Plan Isn't So Unprecedented. Here’s Why
Huff Post
September 28, 2021

The pandemic prompts more companies to offer paid sick time and leave – but millions of workers still don’t get it
Wall Street Journal
September 27, 2021

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