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Over Half of States Ending Federal Unemployment Benefits Early

Twenty-six states have announced that they are ending the expanded federal unemployment benefits in the American Rescue Plan prior to their technical...

There Are Plenty of Offsets for Infrastructure Package

A bipartisan group of senators has apparently reached agreement on a plan with $579 billion of new infrastructure spending . Meanwhile, President Joe...

What's In the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan?

A bipartisan group of 20 senators have apparently agreed to a new infrastructure framework to increase infrastructure spending by $579 billion over...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2022

Congress is expected to start marking up individual appropriations bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 in the coming weeks. Discretionary spending levels...

Committee is Encouraged by Discussions of Offsets

For Immediate Release A bipartisan group of senators appears to be close to reaching an infrastructure spending deal that would be fully paid for...

Senate Finance Committee Hearing Highlights Need to Secure Highway Trust Fund

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing last month titled “ Funding and Financing Options to Bolster American Infrastructure ,” covering the need...

COVID Relief Continues to Bolster Personal Income

New data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for the month of April shows that disposable personal income (DPI) was 12.0 percent above pre-...

Partial Student Debt Cancellation is Poor Economic Stimulus

Last year, we estimated that fully canceling student debt would produce eight to 23 cents of economic activity for every dollar of cost and...

Bipartisan Senate Highway Bill Needs Offsets

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee recently marked up and unanimously passed a bipartisan highway reauthorization bill. The bill...