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Voters Across Party Lines Hold Serious Concerns About Nation’s Fiscal Condition as U.S. Debt Continues To Rise
“The vast majority of Americans across party lines continue to urge national leaders to manage the debt,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation. READ MORE March 26, 2019
Peterson on February Deficit: The Definition of Unsustainable
Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, commented today following the release of the Monthly Treasury Statement, which showed a deficit of $234 billion. READ MORE March 22, 2019
In Washington, D.C. Today: US 2050 Conference Explores Trends that Will Shape America’s Future
Unique Research Project from Peterson Foundation and Ford Foundation Convenes Authors of 31 New Papers Exploring America’s Most Significant Long-Term Challenges READ MORE March 22, 2019
Media Advisory: US 2050 Conference
Leading experts, scholars will discuss 31 new research papers on trends that will shape America’s future economy and society. READ MORE March 18, 2019
Peterson Foundation Statement on President’s Budget
“Today’s proposal marks the beginning of the budget process, and it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation. READ MORE March 11, 2019
As National Debt Reaches $22 Trillion, Voters Are Deeply Concerned about America’s Fiscal Outlook
“The vast majority of Americans across party lines, including younger voters, are calling on the President and Congress to take action on our national debt,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation. READ MORE February 26, 2019
Peterson Foundation Statement on National Debt Reaching $22 Trillion

“Reaching this unfortunate milestone so rapidly is the latest sign that our fiscal situation is not only unsustainable, but accelerating," Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.

READ MORE February 12, 2019
Peterson: State of the Union Address Must Acknowledge Dangerous Fiscal Outlook

“No review of the state of our union is complete without acknowledging our nation’s high and rising debt," Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.

READ MORE February 5, 2019
Record Drop in Americans’ Fiscal Confidence Amid Shutdown Battle and Partisan Gridlock

“Washington’s failure to address the national debt and critical budgetary issues has a direct negative effect on Americans’ confidence,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.

READ MORE January 29, 2019
Peterson Foundation: CBO Confirms Dangerous Fiscal Path

“CBO has once again provided clear evidence that we must do something about America’s dangerous fiscal situation," Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.

READ MORE January 28, 2019
Peterson Foundation Statement on Temporary End to Shutdown

“This shutdown has negatively affected the lives of millions of Americans, disrupted essential government services, and unnecessarily harmed the economy." Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.

READ MORE January 25, 2019
Peterson Foundation Statement on House Rules Package and Return to PAYGO

“This new rules package includes important reforms that can help encourage fiscal responsibility." Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.

READ MORE January 4, 2019
Vast Majority of Americans Urge President and New Congress to Make Nation’s Fiscal Challenges a Top Priority

With a new Congress set to convene in the midst of a costly government shutdown, Americans hold deep concerns and a widespread belief that the country is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to the national debt.

READ MORE January 3, 2019

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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

The National Debt Is Now More than $22 Trillion

With this unfortunate milestone, building a sustainable economic future becomes more challenging.