While all low-income individuals and families, particularly those of color, struggle to avoid falling into poverty, some receive less support solely because of where they live.
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.
Increased public investment in child care is needed to help families access high-quality, affordable child care that meets their needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The American Rescue Plan expands health coverage and affordability for millions of people as the country climbs out of the coronavirus crisis.
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.
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:...
Cash benefits and tax cuts provided through the ARPA will help lay the groundwork for a rapid economic recovery.
Faith-based organizations have a long history of fighting for economic justice.
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.
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.
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.