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Harris Public Policy Professor Bruce Meyer

Harris Public Policy Professor Bruce Meyer was featured on CNN Business discussing the need for COVID-19 stimulus checks for low income Americans.

"If not for the stimulus checks, the US poverty rate would have been 1.1 percentage points higher in June."

"That translates to more than 3.3 million Americans who were kept out of poverty. In fact, the poverty rate dropped in the first few months of the pandemic – despite the millions of people suddenly out of work," Meyer said. "It could have been a lot worse. And it's going to get worse if we don't have another stimulus package."

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