FISCAL BLOG

The first piece in our series on the effectiveness of the fiscal response to the coronavirus pandemic, will take a look at how the government’s response to the pandemic affected the nation’s economy.

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In August, the federal government spent $9.3 billion on SNAP — which is 76 percent higher than the amount spent in March.

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Here are five key takeaways from CBO’s latest projections that show the path of federal revenues, spending, and debt through 2050.

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has contributed to a significant budget crunch at the state level that threatens a range of basic government programs and services. Some states were better prepared than others to handle this crisis.

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The Federal Reserve’s lending facilities are one of the many policy tools the central bank is using to stabilize the economy in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Today, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its baseline budget projections for the next decade – its first analysis to fully take into account the economic effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the legislative response to it.

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As of August 27, 2020, the Treasury has disbursed almost $27 billion of the total $32 billion allocated to the program.

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As of August 27, 2020, the Treasury has disbursed nearly all of the total $150 billion allocated in the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has exposed major U.S. healthcare issues from lack of preparedness to inequities in impact and access, but key lessons can help improve the system going forward, according to two leading experts.

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Tax breaks totaled nearly $1.5 trillion in 2019. To put that in perspective, that’s more than the government spends on Social Security, defense, or Medicare.

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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.