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The Direct Cash Assistance and Tax Cuts in the American Rescue Plan Act
By Seth Hanlon and Galen Hendricks

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Inflation and Making Ends Meet: Increasing Real Household Incomes
By Andres Vinelli and Christian E. WellerAugust 3, 2021
A temporary bump in inflation limited to a few items obscures the fact that policies such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) and the $3.5 trillion budget resolution would boost incomes for Americans.
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The True Cost of High-Quality Child Care Across the United States
By Simon Workman June 28, 2021
Increased public investment in child care is needed to help families access high-quality, affordable child care that meets their needs.
REPORT
Optimizing Distribution of American Rescue Plan Funds To Stabilize Child Care
By MK FalgoutMay 17, 2021
Community-based intermediary organizations can help states quickly deliver the American Rescue Plan’s $24 billion child care relief and stabilization fund to child care providers.
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The Path to Higher, More Inclusive Economic Growth and Good Jobs
By Andres Vinelli and Christian E. WellerApril 27, 2021
The enacted American Rescue Plan and the proposed American Jobs Plan should only be the start of the federal government’s bold investments to boost economic growth for all.
REPORT
Help Is Here Weekly Roundup: How the American Rescue Plan Benefits State and Local Governments
April 19, 2021
See CAP Action’s weekly roundup of local stories and social media highlights from elected officials across the United States on how the American Rescue Plan is benefiting their communities.
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The American Rescue Plan Act Will Significantly Address LGBTQ Poverty
By Sharita GrubergApril 13, 2021
LGBTQ people—particularly LGBTQ people of color and transgender people—were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ARPA’s investments are a critical first step on the road to recovery.
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Policies To Improve Health Insurance Coverage as America Recovers From COVID-19
By Emily Gee and Thomas WaldropMarch 11, 2021
The American Rescue Plan expands health coverage and affordability for millions of people as the country climbs out of the coronavirus crisis.
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American Rescue Plan Could Help Prevent State Public Higher Education Cuts
By Victoria YuenMarch 10, 2021
States cut funding for public higher education by $1.9 billion this year; they must take advantage of state and local aid in the latest stimulus bill to avoid budget cuts next year.
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STATEMENT: The American Rescue Plan Meets the Historic Challenge Our Country Faces
March 10, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Today, the American Rescue Plan Act received a final approval from the U.S. House of Representatives and will now go to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. Following the vote in the House, Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement:...
The Direct Cash Assistance and Tax Cuts in the American Rescue Plan Act
By Seth Hanlon and Galen HendricksMarch 9, 2021
Cash benefits and tax cuts provided through the ARPA will help lay the groundwork for a rapid economic recovery.
COLUMN
Religious Groups Rally for the American Rescue Plan
By Guthrie Graves-FitzsimmonsMarch 4, 2021
Faith-based organizations have a long history of fighting for economic justice.
COLUMN
New Hampshire Needs the American Rescue Plan
By Ryan Zamarripa and Lily RobertsFebruary 26, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic recession are still wreaking havoc on New Hampshire communities. President Biden and Congress must act boldly to ensure that working-class New Hampshirites are able to weather the storm.
FACT SHEET
Nevada Supports—and Needs—the American Rescue Plan
By Ryan Zamarripa and Lily RobertsFebruary 26, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic recession are still wreaking havoc on Nevada communities. President Biden and Congress must act boldly to ensure that working-class Nevadans are able to weather the storm.
FACT SHEET
Montana Needs the American Rescue Plan
By Ryan Zamarripa and Lily RobertsFebruary 26, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic recession are still wreaking havoc on Montana communities. President Biden and Congress must act boldly to ensure that working-class Montanans are able to weather the storm.
FACT SHEET
Maine Needs the American Rescue Plan
By Ryan Zamarripa and Lily RobertsFebruary 26, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic recession are still wreaking havoc on Maine communities. President Biden and Congress must act boldly to ensure that working-class Mainers are able to weather the storm.
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