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Expansion of Safety-Net Programs During the COVID-19 Crisis   [open pdf - 199KB]

From the Key Takeaways: "[1] Washington policymakers responded to the global pandemic by expanding safety-net programs to counter the dramatic financial consequences of the closed economy. [2] As schools and most businesses re-open safely, federal safety-net programs should return to their standard program-integrity safeguards. [3] As the economy recovers, lawmakers should avoid permanent expansions of welfare programs that could have negative long-term consequences for workers and society."

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Backgrounder No. 3509
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2020-07-16
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