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    Issues in Brief: PGPF Research

    The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is committed to finding solutions to our nation's long-term fiscal challenges, thereby helping to secure a strong economic future for all Americans.

    This fall, PGPF research staff will publish a series of one-page articles, providing objective analyses on major government programs and policies. Check back regularly for new articles.


    The Office of Management and Budget's Sequestration Report:An Analysis

    On September 14, 2012 the President's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report detailing the effects of the automatic across-the-board spending reductions, known as sequestration, scheduled to take place next January 2. These cuts result from the failure of the bipartisan "Supercommittee," which was created by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA), to agree on $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction. For 2013, OMB estimated that the sequestration would result in a:


    Welcome Back, Congress

    As the August recess concludes, the House and Senate return to a to-do list filled with important fiscal and economic deadlines. Lawmakers face a range of key issues in the brief legislative session before Election Day, during the “lame duck” session following the election, and next year.



The national debt threatens our economy — but there’s still time to secure our future. Learn more, and ask the 2016 candidates for their fiscal plan.


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