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Pandemic Recovery: The American Rescue Plan's Impact on Alleviating Hardship and Supporting Economic Recovery   [open pdf - 397KB]

From the Document: "This memorandum describes the emerging evidence of the wide-ranging positive impacts of the American Rescue Plan's relief provisions on alleviating economic hardship, reducing poverty, and supporting economic recovery. [...] 'A new Select Subcommittee analysis shows that the American Rescue Plan's (ARP) Direct Relief Payments contributed to a 17% decline in food insufficiency and a 19% drop in housing instability in the weeks following the ARP's passage, and that these declines in hardship have been maintained many months after the relief payments were distributed as the recovery has progressed and other relief measures have been delivered.' This analysis of Census Bureau data comports with a growing body of research and emerging data showing that the ARP has had an unparalleled impact in cutting poverty, reducing childhood hunger, and aiding the American recovery."

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2021-09-22
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U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis: https://coronavirus.house.gov/
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