Sammuel Hammond

Director of poverty and welfare policy, Niskanen Center

Director of poverty and welfare policy at the Niskanen Center

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Josh Barro talks with Megan McArdle and Christine Emba about the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Act, which President Biden signed into law this week.

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Josh Barro talks with Megan McArdle and Christine Emba about the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Act, which President Biden signed into law this week.

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