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Since the shutdown began, about 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or are working without pay.
“This new rules package includes important reforms that can help encourage fiscal responsibility." Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.
Budget process rules like PAYGO help ensure that fiscal considerations are an important part of policymaking.
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.
The 116th Congress also marks a return to divided government with the Senate controlled by Republicans and the House by Democrats. This new landscape in Washington means there is both a requirement and a valuable opportunity for lawmakers to work together on fiscal solutions.