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February 2, 2017

Driven by a change in sentiment of Republican voters, Americans overall are now more evenly split on whether the country is on the right direction or wrong track on addressing the debt.

January 31, 2017

With a new Congress and president in place, a number of important fiscal and economic policy issues have come to the forefront in January.

Fiscal Confidence Index Results for January 2017; FCI Value: 67

In the early days of a new administration and Congress, voters have increased expectations for elected leaders to take action on our national debt, and remain deeply concerned about our fiscal outlook.

READ MORE January 31, 2017
January 25, 2017

As a new president and Congress get to work on their policy priorities for 2017, there is one issue that affects all others: the nation’s unsustainable long-term fiscal outlook.

CBO Warns: Deficits Will Reach $1 Trillion In 2023

CBO projects that, on our current path, deficits will reach $1 trillion by 2023 and total $9.4 trillion over the next ten years.

READ MORE January 24, 2017
Statement on CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook

“As a new president and Congress take office, one thing hasn’t changed: our nation’s fiscal outlook remains unsustainable," Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said in response to the Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook update.

READ MORE January 24, 2017
Infographic: The National Debt and Our Economy

Donald Trump entered office with the highest level of debt to GDP of any incoming president since Harry Truman.

READ MORE January 24, 2017
January 18, 2017

“The federal government’s fiscal path is unsustainable," warns the Government Accountability Office.

Fiscal Confidence Index Results for December 2016; FCI Value: 60

As the year comes to a close, the nation’s fiscal health remains a top concern for voters, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s December Fiscal Confidence Index.

READ MORE January 4, 2017


A new statement urging policymakers to stabilize our national debt and renew and rebalance our national security strategies.


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