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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Voters call on President to reduce national debt, avoid government shutdowns, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s January Fiscal Confidence Index.

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Income levels for Americans vary across geography, race, and gender.

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What is the Children’s Health Insurance Program? How it is financed? Who benefits from it?

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These charts illustrate some of the biggest fiscal policy stories from 2017.

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Congress has a proven track record of extending tax provisions without paying for them.

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Piling on more debt can harm our economy by crowding out private investment, reducing our fiscal flexibility, increasing the risk of a sharp jump in interest rates, and lowering confidence and certainty.

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Several independent organizations have analyzed the budgetary effects of the current tax reform proposals, and they are unanimous in projecting that the legislation would add substantially to our national debt.

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In her final press conference as chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen said that she was “personally concerned about the U.S. debt situation” and how it may limit the government’s ability to respond to future recessions.

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Independent analyses agree unanimously that either bill would add significantly to the growing national debt.

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A Guide to Complex Budget Processes

Understanding what’s happening on Capitol Hill requires an understanding of the Congressional budget process.

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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