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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How Do the House and Senate Appropriation Bills Differ?

Lawmakers are working to pass a budget and avoid a government shutdown.

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Infographic: Voters Don't Want a Government Shutdown

Voters Don't Want a Shutdown, They Want Action on the National Debt Instead

A new poll shows that 90% Americans want policymakers to work together to avoid a shutdown.

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Four Reasons Why a Government Shutdown is Harmful

Four Reasons Why a Government Shutdown Is Harmful

Government shutdowns are expensive and they hurt the economy.

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We work to build a brighter future for the next generation.

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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 nonpartisan 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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