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Senior Policy Analyst
Senior Fellow, Economic Policy
Managing Director, Inclusive Growth
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To continue growing the middle class, Congress and the Biden administration should learn from what worked in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated recession that led to extraordinarily low poverty rates.
Sep 12, 2023
A $15 minimum wage could benefit nearly 40 million workers and provide some of the lowest-wage workers with an average annual wage boost of about $6,000.
Jul 20, 2023
Rose Khattar, Sara Estep, Lily Roberts
The E&T program currently disincentivizes the participation of SNAP recipients by cutting their benefits if they find well-paying work.
Jul 17, 2023
Every McGovern-Dole dollar spent on food is a down payment on thriving democracies and trade.
Jul 11, 2023
Policymaking that considers the unique developmental needs of young children, as well as their lived experiences and that of their families, can set the foundation for health and well-being throughout life.
Jun 29, 2023
Hailey Gibbs, Allie Schneider
The creation of additional bureaucracy to take basic supports away from Americans would be costly to the federal government and ineffective in promoting employment.
Apr 25, 2023
To minimize the disruption of health insurance churn, particularly for low-income people, state policymakers should take action to ease enrollment transitions between Medicaid and marketplace coverage.
Feb 14, 2023
Natasha Murphy, Sarah Millender
Federal policies implemented in 2021 led to notable progress in the fight against poverty, but data show that persistent economic disparities, by both gender and race and ethnicity, will only be closed through continued attention and investments.
Dec 21, 2022
Kyle Ross, Justin Dorazio
The government-sponsored enterprises are in a unique position to reduce the racial homeownership gap while simultaneously addressing climate change-related risks and systemic environmental racism.
Dec 8, 2022
Disabled Americans describe their, often dehumanizing, experiences trying to overcome unnecessary barriers to access vital assistance from the government.
Dec 5, 2022
Justin Schweitzer, Emily DiMatteo, Nick Buffie, 4 More
Mia Ives-Rublee, Ala Al Sadi, Hai-Lam Phan, Toni Pandolfo
Unnecessary barriers make accessing basic supports extremely difficult for disabled people across the country.
Justin Schweitzer, Emily DiMatteo, Nick Buffie, 1 More
The Federal Reserve must be careful not to kill the strong job market.
Oct 31, 2022
Rose Khattar, Justin Schweitzer, Kyle Ross
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
We work to strengthen public health systems and improve health care coverage, access, and affordability.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.
We apply a racial equity lens in developing and advancing policies that aim to root out entrenched systemic racism to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
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