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The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges to ensure a better economic future. The Foundation is a leading source of non-partisan research, analysis, and information on the nation’s key fiscal and economic challenges facing America. Learn more about what we are doing.

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Our mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges threatening America’s future, and to accelerate action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines, and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.

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Fiscal Confidence Index Results for April 2018; FCI Value: 47

After the national debt eclipsed $21 trillion for the first time in March, voters remain deeply troubled by the country’s fiscal situation.

READ MORE April 24, 2018
Statement on Budget Process Reform Principles as Joint Select Committee Holds First Hearing
“Our country is on an unsustainable fiscal path, and reforming our broken budget process can be an important part of improving our fiscal future," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE April 17, 2018
CBO 10-year Outlook: Report Shows Real Significant Done to Fiscal Outlook
“Today’s CBO report confirms that major damage was done to our fiscal outlook in just the past few months," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE April 9, 2018
Statement on Passing of Peter G. Peterson

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our Founder and Chairman, Peter G. Peterson, who worked tirelessly to secure the American Dream for future generations.

READ MORE March 20, 2018
Peterson Foundation on National Debt Surpassing $21T: Staggering Number that should be a Wakeup Call

“Our mounting debt threatens economic growth, reduces our flexibility to deal with future crises, and diminishes America’s role in the world.," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

READ MORE March 16, 2018
Peterson Foundation Statement on Initial Meeting of New Joint Select Committee on Budget Process

“This committee has an important opportunity to improve the budget process in a way that will help encourage fiscally responsible policymaking," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

READ MORE March 8, 2018
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for February 2018; FCI Value: 46

Americans’ fiscal confidence is at its lowest point since August 2015, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s February Fiscal Confidence Index.

READ MORE February 27, 2018
Peterson Foundation Statement on President’s Budget

“Today’s budget represents a dramatically worse outlook than what was released just last May," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

READ MORE February 12, 2018
Peterson Foundation Statement on Budget Deal

“After adding trillions to our national debt in last year’s irresponsible tax bill, our leaders are now adding another $300 billion in deficits over just the next two years," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

READ MORE February 7, 2018
Peterson Foundation Statement on State of the Union Address

“In order to truly help our economy, infrastructure investments must be paid for, because adding more debt hurts our economy," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

READ MORE January 30, 2018
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for January 2018; FCI Value: 51

The survey finds that voters across party lines are calling for the President to put forward plans to reduce the national debt.

READ MORE January 29, 2018
Peterson Foundation Statement on End to Government Shutdown

“Piecemeal budgeting is a form of fiscal irresponsibility because it injects uncertainty and unpredictability into our economy," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.

READ MORE January 22, 2018
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for December 2017; FCI Value: 51

As 2018 begins, Americans remain deeply concerned about the national debt.

READ MORE January 3, 2018

A Guide to Complex Budget Processes

Understanding what’s happening on Capitol Hill requires an understanding of the Congressional budget process.

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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