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The National Debt Clock

The rising national debt threatens economic growth and opportunities for future generations. Learn more — and get involved.

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Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum​

Event series launches with CBO Director Phillip Swagel in conversation on role of fiscal policy in pandemic response.

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Stimulus check

How Many COVID-19 Stimulus Checks Have Been Sent Out?

See how many payments have been disbursed thus far and where they went.

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How the U.S. Stimulus Differs from Other Countries' Responses

The United States has taken a different tack when addressing the economic fallout of the coronavirus.

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Here’s Everything Congress Has Done to Respond to COVID-19

So far, lawmakers have enacted four pieces of legislation, totaling approximately $2.4 trillion.

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Finding Solutions

We believe that by working together, we can create comprehensive, bipartisan solutions to address our fiscal challenges. We work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term fiscal solutions for a strong, healthy economy that transcend age, party lines, and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.

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What We’re Doing

We are a non-partisan organization dedicated to increasing awareness and accelerating action on America’s long-term fiscal challenges. We partner with like-minded organizations and experts to support innovative programs and projects that provide accurate, objective analysis, and promising fiscal solutions.

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What You Can Do

The time to act is now. Education is key — it’s critical that Americans understand what’s at stake and the tradeoffs that are needed to get our country back on a sustainable fiscal path to a growing economy. We also have to make a commitment to support our elected leaders from both parties who want to do the right thing.

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