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This week, CBPP President Sharon Parrott praised the House’s historic passage of Build Back Better (BBB) and urged the Senate to get it across the finish line without delay. Parrott also had a tweet thread noting how BBB’s Congressional Budget Office score confirms the bill’s fiscal soundness.

This week we also focused on the federal budget and taxes, state budgets and taxes, housing, and the economy, often in the context of Build Back Better:

Chart of the Week — Renters of Color Living With Children Are Facing Greatest Housing Hardship

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

Most parents use child tax credit on food, bills and other necessities, survey finds
Washington Post
November 19, 2021

What’s in Democrats’ $1.8 Trillion Plan?
November 19, 2021

Biden budget plan could close ‘coverage gap’ for 300,000 Alabamians
Alabama Daily News
November 18, 2021

Opinion: Why building more homes can’t solve the housing affordability problem for the millions who need it most
November 17, 2021

Inflation Is Not The Biggest Thing Happening In The Economy Right Now
November 16, 2021

Reconciliation talks put some racial equity policies at risk
Roll Call
November 16, 2021

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