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COVID Bills Had $650 Billion in Extraneous Policies

Congress has authorized around $6 trillion of fiscal support in response to the COVID pandemic, with a projected net cost of well over
Vice President Joe Biden speaking

What's in President Biden's American Jobs Plan?

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled the second part of his "Build Back Better" agenda – the

Understanding the $1 Trillion in Unspent COVID Relief Funding

The Senate-passed American Rescue Plan will deliver nearly $2 trillion of additional COVID relief on top of the $4 trillion already authorized.

Marc Goldwein: The Prescription: Fiscal Policy for the COVID-19 Economy

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

How High Are Federal Interest Payments?

This year, the federal government will spend $300 billion on interest payments on the national debt.

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. 

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