Department of Education Releases $3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds
Department of Education Releases $3 Billion in American Rescue Plan Funds
2021-07-06 15:21:03
by Ansley Puckett

WASHINGTON-The U.S. Department of Education released more than $3 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to states on Thursday to support infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.  The funding will help aid around 7.9 million infants and students under... Read More

Education Department Highlights American Rescue Plan Beneficiaries
2021-06-15 18:34:40
by Ansley Puckett

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education posted 28 plans Monday describing how various states intend to use the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds to support students, schools and educators. The fund provides almost $122... Read More

Treasury Department to Allocate Additional $21.6 Billion for Rental Assistance
2021-05-11 12:45:14
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — In coordination with the White House’s American Rescue Plan Implementation Team and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of the Treasury announced Friday it would allot $21.6 billion in additional funds for emergency rental assistance. ... Read More

Advocates Make the Case for Permanent ARPA Earned Income Tax Credit Changes
2021-04-23 13:52:28
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Some temporary tax changes are in effect as a result of President Biden’s ‘American Rescue Plan.’ The Earned Income Tax Credit is a tax benefit aimed at helping low- and moderate-income earners, but ARPA expands both the eligibility... Read More

Federal Budget
CBO 2021 Budget Outlook Stirs Debt, Inflation Concerns
2021-03-30 20:13:56
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Budget Office released its long-term budget outlook last week projecting federal debt held by the public will exceed the nation’s gross domestic product by the year’s end.  The CBO painted a complicated picture in its analysis... Read More

In The News
McConnell Vows 'Scorched Earth' if Senate Ends Filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned ominously Tuesday of a "scorched earth" landscape if Democrats use their new majority to bring an end to the Senate filibuster  in hopes of muscling legislation supporting President Joe Biden's agenda... Read More

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