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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What Does the Debt Mean for Our Future?

We all have a responsibility to build a brighter fiscal and economic future for the next generation.

National Debt Clock

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