FISCAL BLOG

Monthly Archive for January 2019

Despite a growing economy and low unemployment, federal budget deficits are projected to grow over the next 10 years.

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Since the shutdown began, about 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or are working without pay.

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Budget process rules like PAYGO help ensure that fiscal considerations are an important part of policymaking.

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The 116th Congress also marks a return to divided government with the Senate controlled by Republicans and the House by Democrats. This new landscape in Washington means there is both a requirement and a valuable opportunity for lawmakers to work together on fiscal solutions.

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The Fiscal Response to the Coronavirus

Here’s everything Congress has done to respond to the coronavirus so far.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.