FISCAL BLOG

There's ongoing discussion in Washington about making changes to Medicaid. Learn more about the program.

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Social Security and Medicare affect nearly every American at some point in their lives.

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen emphasized the need for lawmakers to consider for the rising national debt — and its unsustainable trajectory — when considering policy choices.

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CBO warns that the “high and rising debt would have serious negative consequences for the budget and the nation,” including reduced incomes for families, an increased likelihood of financial crisis, and decreased flexibility for lawmakers when responding to unexpected challenges.

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As the Trump administration marks the 100 day milestone, a number of pressing fiscal issues remain to be resolved.

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Federal debt is already at its highest level since 1950 and is projected to climb to an all-time high.

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As lawmakers look pursue a range of policy priorities, there are a number of fiscal concerns on the calendar over the coming months.

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Trump outlined some broad strokes of his budget proposal on February 27, but lawmakers and voters are anxious to see where the administration stands on a number of key budgetary issues.

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With a new Congress and president in place, a number of important fiscal and economic policy issues have come to the forefront in January.

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As a new president and Congress get to work on their policy priorities for 2017, there is one issue that affects all others: the nation’s unsustainable long-term fiscal outlook.

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Ten Year Report

A decade of work addressing America's fiscal challenges to secure a healthy, growing economy.

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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