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This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, the federal budget, family income support, housing, and state taxes.

Chart of the Week — COVID-19 Relief Achieved Historic Drop in Poverty in 2020; Without Government Assistance, Poverty Would Have Risen Sharply

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

National report: ‘Robust’ pandemic relief helped economy rebound quickly
Wisconsin Examiner
February 25, 2022

How do you spell relief?
Politico Pro
February 24, 2022

92% of families said Child Tax Credit payments bolstered family finances, survey finds
Yahoo Money
February 23, 2022

Omicron continued to disrupt work and families’ lives even as Covid-19 cases dropped
CNN
February 22, 2022

The IRS is assigning more workers to deal with a huge backlog of tax returns
NPR
February 21, 2022

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