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This week at CBPP, we focused on federal taxes, food assistance, and the economy.

Chart of the Week — 91 Percent of Low-Income Families Used Their Monthly Child Tax Credit Checks to Cover the Cost of Basic Necessities, from MomsRising

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

Column: Funding cuts have put U.S. Social Security customer service in crisis mode
December 8, 2022

Lawmakers decry massive backlog in Social Security disability claims
Washington Post
December 7, 2022

Report: Thousands of Arkansas families ineligible for full child tax credit
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
December 6, 2022

Analysis: Millions of Families Miss Full Child Tax Credit in Rural America
Daily Yonder
December 6, 2022

Inside the fight for an end-of-year deal on the child tax credit
December 5, 2022

We reduced child poverty by historic rates. Congress can do it again, but it must act now
USA Today
December 5, 2022

Column: The Child Tax Credit is our greatest antipoverty program. Why is Congress letting it wither?
Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2022

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