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Sep 1, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

CBO’s Post-COVID Budget Baseline Reveals Magnitude of Future Fiscal Challenge

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its first post-COVID Budget and Economic...
Aug 26, 2020 | Other Spending

Transparency is an Essential Part of COVID Money Oversight

For Immediate Release The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, a group of federal inspectors general charged...
Social Security
Aug 14, 2020 | Social Security

Social Security Turned 85 – We Must Secure Its Future

For Immediate Release Today marks the 85th anniversary of the Social Security program, America’s largest and most...
Aug 12, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Treasury Reports $63 Billion Deficit for July, Pushing FY 2020 Total to $2.8 Trillion

For Immediate Release   The United States budget deficit for the month of July was $63 billion...
Jul 28, 2020 | Other Spending

Committee President Maya MacGuineas Testifies on Oversight of COVID-19 Fiscal Relief

For Immediate Release Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas will testify today, July...
Jul 27, 2020 | Other Spending

COVID-19 Relief Should Target Economic and Public Health Needs

For Immediate Release With the Senate unveiling plans for a new COVID-19 relief bill, lawmakers in the coming days...
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Jul 23, 2020 | Social Security

Senate Proposal Would Address Trust Fund Insolvency Accelerated by COVID Recession

For Immediate Release The next COVID relief bill could incorporate the bipartisan TRUST Act, a bill which would...
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Jul 16, 2020 | Other Spending

Payroll Tax Holiday Shouldn't Hold Up COVID-19 Relief Discussions

For Immediate Release With the next phase of COVID-19 fiscal relief talks set to begin the week of June 20th,...
Jul 8, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Reports Record $863 Billion Deficit in June

For Immediate Release The United States budget deficit for the month of June was a record $863 billion, according to...
Jul 8, 2020 | Health Care

Policymakers Must Work to Reduce Drug Prices

Efforts to advance a drug pricing bill similar to one the Senate Finance Committee passed last summer by a vote of 19-9 appear to have stalled....

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