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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The economic impact of the coronavirus has been profound, but it has not been felt equally by all demographic groups.

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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took hold, economic activity slowed and tax revenues in most states began to decline.

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Our fiscal situation was already unsustainable, but COVID-19 certainly did not help. Learn how the pandemic compounded our financial challenges in 13 charts.

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While there is no single ideal way to deal with such a complex policy challenge as the pandemic, we can glean insights about how our responses have been working.

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Here's an overview of some of the programs that face impending deadlines or are set to expire soon.

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Four analyses project a more rapid depletion of Social Security trust funds as a result of coronavirus, outpacing previous depletion projections. Get the details.

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The CARES Act Provider Relief Fund aids hospitals and healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus response. Learn how HHS has allocated funding.

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Healthcare workers, providers, and hospitals have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, but how has the U.S. government supported the sector? Find out more.

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The increase recorded in the July–September quarter represents a significant rebound in economic activity, but many are cautioning that the recovery is far from complete, and real GDP lags significantly behind pre-pandemic levels.

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Understanding the Coronavirus Crisis

Key fiscal and economic indicators as the nation responds and recovers.

National Debt Clock

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