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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented national emergency requiring a significant federal response. This page provides resources and analysis, tracking the actions our leaders are taking to respond, and providing insights on the state of America’s fiscal and economic outlook during the recovery.
“The Biden Administration has put forward thoughtful proposals aimed at creating jobs for working- and middle-class families, increasing our global competitiveness, and addressing important national priorities like infrastructure, climate change, and racial equity," said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
New $1 million research initiative will help inform and improve pandemic relief and recovery policies.
“The coronavirus outbreak is an unprecedented national emergency, and we need to respond aggressively to address both the public health crisis and the economic risk,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
“By any measure, the state of the Union’s fiscal outlook is unsustainable, and getting worse,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
Every year the Social Security and Medicare Boards of Trustees issue reports on the fiscal health of these vital programs.
The report anticipates that in 2020 — for the first time since 1982 — the program’s total costs will exceed its total income.
The latest trustees reports make clear that Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries face substantial cuts in the near future unless policymakers take action to make these vital programs solvent.
“This new CBO report shows just how much more dangerous the future looks if these tax cuts and spending increases are allowed to continue," said Michael A. Peterson, Chairman and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.