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

  • On poverty and inequality, Claire Zippel and Arloc Sherman...

Latest CBO Projections Show Federal Interest Payments to Remain Low for Several Years

Concerns about growing federal debt should not dissuade policymakers from enacting additional measures to respond to COVID-19 and the economic crisis it spurred, such as those President Biden has proposed and Congress is considering. Although...

Children in Distress Due to Increased Hardship: An Interview With Dr. Philip A. Fisher

Dr. Philip A. Fisher, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Translational Neuroscience at the University of Oregon, is a national expert on how adverse experiences affect children’s development. Last April he launched...

Earned Income Tax Credit Expansion Would Benefit American Indians and Alaska Natives

Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-paid working adults not raising children in the home, as the COVID relief package before Congress would do on a temporary basis, would benefit hundreds of thousands...

In Case You Missed It...

This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, the economy, health, federal taxes, and food assistance.

  • On state budgets and taxes, Victoria Jackson and Matt Saenz demonstrated that...

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CBPP’s main focus this week was the proposed COVID-19 relief under the budget resolution. We released several analyses of its key components, including an overview excerpting these pieces:

  • On federal taxes, Chuck Marr...

Roundup: Congressional Action on COVID Relief

Both the House and the Senate have passed a fiscal year 2021 budget resolution and will work in the coming weeks to pass urgently needed COVID-19 relief legislation. We’ve excerpted below CBPP’s analyses thus far...

Bigger Tax Credits, More Medicaid Expansion Would Make Health Coverage More Accessible and Affordable

The health provisions that House committees are considering this week would make comprehensive health coverage more affordable and accessible for millions of people during the current crisis. In particular, proposals to expand and deepen premium...

Pandemic Emergency Fund Would Help Families With Lowest Incomes

The House Ways and Means Committee’s new COVID-19 relief proposals include a new $1 billion Pandemic Emergency Fund for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The new funding would provide much-needed resources to...

Joseph Llobrera

Director of Research and Interim Program Area Lead, Food Assistance

COVID Relief Bills Respond to Extraordinarily High Food Hardship

The nutrition changes that the House Agriculture Committee and Education and Labor Committee are set to consider this week are critical to addressing today’s extraordinarily high levels of hunger and hardship. Both committees should...