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Here Are Some Ways the Shutdown Is Hurting Americans and the Economy

Since the shutdown began, about 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or are working without pay.

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January 11, 2019
Press Releases & Statements
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.

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January 4, 2019
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The House is returning to PAYGO

Budget process rules like PAYGO help ensure that fiscal considerations are an important part of policymaking.

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January 4, 2019
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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.

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January 3, 2019
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Can a New Congress — and a Divided Government — Make Progress on Fiscal Challenges?

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.

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January 2, 2019
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Why Fiscal Issues Matter in the 2018 Election

This election season is a critical opportunity for candidates to talk to voters about solutions to put us on a better path.

FISCAL ISSUES ILLUSTRATED

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