FISCAL BLOG

A continuing resolution is a temporary funding measure that Congress can use to fund the federal government for a limited amount of time.

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Debates over the debt ceiling and government shutdowns can be confusing, particularly in years when lawmakers must fund the government and raise the debt limit around the same time.

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Even if Congress raises the debt limit and avoids default, last-minute brinksmanship alone has the potential to create economic damage.

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As policymakers prepare to return to Washington from their August recess, voters expect them to prioritize fiscal solutions as they tackle a busy legislative agenda.

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There's ongoing discussion in Washington about making changes to Medicaid. Learn more about the program.

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As policymakers prepare to return to their districts for August recess, American voters remain concerned about the nation’s fiscal health.

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Social Security and Medicare affect nearly every American at some point in their lives.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen emphasized the need for lawmakers to consider for the rising national debt — and its unsustainable trajectory — when considering policy choices.

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CBO warns that the “high and rising debt would have serious negative consequences for the budget and the nation,” including reduced incomes for families, an increased likelihood of financial crisis, and decreased flexibility for lawmakers when responding to unexpected challenges.

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With the Administration unveiling the president’s budget plan this month and lawmakers on Capitol Hill considering major pieces of legislation that would affect the country’s fiscal outlook, voters remain concerned about the national debt and the fiscal well-being of the country.

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FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

This series of infographics helps put some of today's most pressing fiscal debates in context.

THE TAX REFORM OPPORTUNITY

Video: Our tax code is complex, unfair, and insufficient. Learn more about the opportunity we have to reform and improve tax policy.