Fiscal and Economic News from
Around the Nation

August 2018

Source: Associated Press
Aug 20, 2018
Survey of Economists: Some Trump Policies Could Slow Growth
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Source: The Hill
Aug 15, 2018
Analysis: GOP Tax Law Increased Complexity of Tax Code
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Source: The Hill
Aug 15, 2018
Senate Returns to Work on Toughest 'Minibus' Yet
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Source: Reuters
Aug 13, 2018
U.S. Economy Seen Strong in 2018, to Slow in 2019: CBO
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Source: Bloomberg
Aug 13, 2018
CBO Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast Amid Warnings on Trade Spats
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Source: CBS
Aug 10, 2018
U.S. Budget Deficit This Year Already 21% Higher Than Last Year
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Source: MarketWatch
Aug 10, 2018
Federal Budget Deficit Increases 79% in July
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Source: CNBC
Aug 10, 2018
Workers See Their Paychecks Get Smaller as Inflation Continues to Rise
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Source: The Hill
Aug 8, 2018
CBO: National Debt Could Be Twice the Size of GDP by 2048
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Source: The Hill
Aug 8, 2018
Federal Deficit Jumps 20 Percent after Tax Cuts, Spending Bill
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Source: Forbes
Aug 8, 2018
Social Security Is In Worse Financial Shape Than Official Estimates Show, Penn Researchers Warn
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Source: NPR
Aug 3, 2018
U.S. Economy Added 157,000 Jobs In July; Unemployment Dips To 3.9 Percent
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Source: Roll Call
Aug 1, 2018
House Conservatives Could Tank a Quick Fall Spending Push
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July 2018

Source: The Hill
Jul 31, 2018
Senate GOP, Dems Reach Deal to Move Major Domestic Spending Bill
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Source: Associated Press
Jul 31, 2018
Fed Is Set to Leave Rates Alone as Trade War Raises Anxiety
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Source: Bloomberg
Jul 30, 2018
Treasury Sees Second-Half U.S. Borrowing at Most Since 2008
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Source: Roll Call
Jul 30, 2018
Now Trump Says He Is Willing to Negotiate on Border Wall Funding
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Source: The New York Times
Jul 30, 2018
Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich
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Source: The Washington Post
Jul 29, 2018
Trump Threatens Again to Shut Down Federal Government over Border-Wall Funding
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Source: The Hill
Jul 29, 2018
Trump Faces Long Odds in Avoiding Big Spending Bill
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Source: The Washington Post
Jul 27, 2018
Trump Cheers ‘Amazing’ Economic Growth as Economists Caution It Could Be a Blip
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Source: Roll Call
Jul 26, 2018
After High Hopes in Senate, a Pit Stop for Spending Package
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Source: POLITICO
Jul 25, 2018
McConnell, Ryan Pitch Trump on Plan to Avoid Shutdown
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Source: Bloomberg
Jul 25, 2018
GOP Leaders Try to Steer Trump Away From Pre-Election Shutdown
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Source: Associated Press
Jul 25, 2018
House Republicans Seek More Tax Cuts as Elections Near
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