President Biden and the New Congress Face a Range of Complex and Urgent Policy Issues

Defeating COVID-19 and putting our economy on a path to recovery continue to be the most pressing priorities for our nation. At the same time, our fiscal outlook has worsened considerably — and once the pandemic is over, lawmakers will need to return to managing our historically high national debt. Below is a look at the fiscal and economic landscape that policymakers will inherit.


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President Joe Biden and the new Congress are inheriting a challenging fiscal and economic landscape.

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Jan 19, 2021

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