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The American Rescue Plan Act Will Significantly Address LGBTQ Poverty
Article The ARPA’s investments are a critical first step on the road to recovery for LGBTQ communities living in poverty. (Getty/Kristina Barker)

The American Rescue Plan Act Will Significantly Address LGBTQ Poverty

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.

Sharita Gruberg


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Testimony on the Impact of the COVID-19 Response on the Economy Testimony

Testimony on the Impact of the COVID-19 Response on the Economy

Bobby Kogan, senior director of Federal Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the U.S. House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs; this testimony is in support of the macroeconomic fiscal policy taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing recession.

Bobby Kogan

Local communities are buying medical debt for pennies on the dollar—and freeing American families from the threat of bankruptcy In the News

Local communities are buying medical debt for pennies on the dollar—and freeing American families from the threat of bankruptcy

State Rep. Michelle Grim (D-OH) describes how federal funding from the American Rescue Plan is being used to wipe medical debt in Ohio. An estimated 41,000 Ohio residents will see their medical debt erased thanks to the program that is being replicated in towns and local governments across the country.

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Michele Grim

Year 2 of the American Rescue Plan: Stories of Historic Recovery Article

Year 2 of the American Rescue Plan: Stories of Historic Recovery

On the second anniversary of the American Rescue Plan, Americans share how the legislation has affected their lives and communities.

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State and Local Leaders Summit Past Event
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES - 2018/12/21: Pattern on an old metallic bridge seen on a rural road in the State of Georgia, United States. The built structure is painted in green. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

State and Local Leaders Summit

Governors and mayors will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform their economies in the months and years ahead.

Patrick Gaspard

The Biden Administration’s First 2 Years: Stories of Americans Who Benefit From a Government Invested in Their Future Article

The Biden Administration’s First 2 Years: Stories of Americans Who Benefit From a Government Invested in Their Future

This collection features stories from Americans across the country whose lives and communities have benefited from the legislative and executive actions passed under the Biden administration.

the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Recent Legislative and Executive Acts Represent Promise for Women’s Economic Security Article
Photo shows the back of a woman walking her dog on the lawn in front of the U.S. Capitol building on a sunny day.

Recent Legislative and Executive Acts Represent Promise for Women’s Economic Security

Women and their families should find some current financial pressures—fueled partly by the gender wage gap—alleviated by recent policy wins, particularly if policymakers prioritize implementing new pathways to good jobs for women in the years ahead.

Lauren Hoffman, Rose Khattar, Beth Almeida, 1 More Isabela Salas-Betsch

ARPA Funds Continue To Support Community Safety Efforts Through Community Responder Programs Article
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ARPA Funds Continue To Support Community Safety Efforts Through Community Responder Programs

With the help of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, governments are expanding their public safety strategies to invest in community responder programs that reduce reliance on law enforcement and provide communities with meaningful emergency management support.

Akua Amaning

Recover, Rebuild, Reform: Stories of Americans Affected by the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act Article

Recover, Rebuild, Reform: Stories of Americans Affected by the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act

This CAP Action collection features stories from people in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose lives have been improved by the legislation passed during the Biden administration’s first two years.

the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Women’s Stories on Economic Justice and Health Care Article

Women’s Stories on Economic Justice and Health Care

This CAP Action storybook features women in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose stories center on issues from prescription drug pricing and health insurance, to child care and paid leave.

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