Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

The next few years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many provisions providing...

Four Key Elements of the American Rescue Plan

In light of the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis, there has been strong int

Five Ways to Improve the House COVID Relief Package

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan currently under consideration in the House includes a number of important policies to help end the pandemic,...
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Pell Program Faces Funding Cliff in 2026

The Congressional Budget Office projects the Pell program will deplete its reserve fund by 2026 and face cumulative deficits of $18 billion by 2031

State and Local Governments Do Not Need Half a Trillion in COVID Relief

The American Rescue Plan currently making its way through Congress contains over $500 billion of aid to state and local governments. 

President Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID Plan vs. the GOP $618 Billion Plan: A Comparison

President Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” for Congress to enact this spring as a COVID relief package.

America Faces a $380 Billion Output Gap

Today's economic projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show the
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Biden Campaign Plan Offers Menu of Offsets

With Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, President Joe Biden has taken office with a real opportunity to advance new spending

What’s New in COVID Money Tracker?

This week we updated COVID Money Tracker with all of the major provisions from the $915 billion1

How Much COVID Relief Money Is Left?

Note: Data updates on February 3, 2021 reduce the difference between legislative amount allowed and committed/disbursed from $1.3 trillion to $

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