FISCAL BLOG

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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Although a return to a normalized interest environment is a good sign for the overall strength of the economy, rate increases will make it more expensive for families and the government to borrow.

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There are three widely used measures of federal debt. What are the important differences between these measurements?

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The federal deficit is growing during a period of economic expansion — a pattern that is highly unusual.

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It’s important for lawmakers to consider the many available policy options for improving that outlook.

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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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The decline in purchasing power has important implications for the federal budget and our nation’s infrastructure, and has led some to call for a new effort to address the gas tax.

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Significant damage was done to America’s fiscal outlook over the past year.

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Why Fiscal Issues Matter in the 2018 Election

This election season is a critical opportunity for candidates to talk to voters about solutions to put us on a better path.

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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