President Trump’s new executive actions should deeply concern all Americans. They fall dramatically short of responding effectively to the enormous need across the country due to COVID-19 and the deep recession.
Expanding Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit Would Benefit More Than 10 Million Rural Residents, Strongly Help Rural Areas
Many Unemployed Workers Will Exhaust Jobless Benefits This Year If More Weeks of Benefits Aren’t in Relief Package
Policymakers should include an increase in the weeks of benefits available in this legislation.
Robust Unemployment Insurance, Other Relief Needed to Mitigate Racial and Ethnic Unemployment Disparities
Maintaining robust, expanded unemployment insurance would relieve hardship that falls disproportionately on workers of color.
Testimony of Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Before the Joint Economic Committee
Far more people with health and financial worries during the COVID-19 pandemic likely would enroll in federal marketplace plans if given the chance.
Trump Administration Should Withdraw Rule That Would Deepen State Budget Crisis, Make Medicaid Cuts Likelier
Greenstein: Senate Republican COVID Relief Proposal Fails to Meet Needs of Struggling Families, Economy
Pandemic Relief Must Include Comprehensive Housing Assistance for People Experiencing the Most Severe Hardship
If policymakers fail to act, millions of low-income renters and people experiencing homelessness are likely to experience avoidable evictions, continued homelessness, or other preventable hardships.