Rebecca Vallas Examines Bureaucratic Disentitlement in Pandemic

Rebecca Vallas (’09), a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and host of the “Off-Kilter” podcast, contributed an op-ed to The Washington Post challenging the intentional use of bureaucracy to block access to benefits (“Republicans Wrapped the Safety Net in Red Tape. Now We’re All Suffering,” April 15). “Instead of viewing public assistance as a budget problem to be shrunk, it’s time to start understanding it as a public investment we’ve put in place to protect all of us,” Rebecca wrote.