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Four Key Elements of the American Rescue Plan

In light of the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis, there has been strong interest in pursuing further spending to expand vaccinations, contain the...

Five Ways to Improve the House COVID Relief Package

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan currently under consideration in the House includes a number of important policies to help end the pandemic,...

What's in the $1.9 Trillion House COVID Relief Bill?

The House of Representatives is currently in the process of considering the next COVID relief bill. Nine of the 12 House committees have approved...

Pell Program Faces Funding Cliff in 2026

The Congressional Budget Office projects the Pell program will deplete its reserve fund by 2026 and face cumulative deficits of $18 billion by 2031...

State and Local Governments Do Not Need Half a Trillion in COVID Relief

The American Rescue Plan currently making its way through Congress contains over $500 billion of aid to state and local governments. A number of...

COVID Relief Bill Losing Focus as Details Emerge

For Immediate Release As House lawmakers move forward on a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, details of the legislation indicate a trend of funds...

CBO’s Long-Term Debt Outlook Reaffirms Unsustainable Debt Trajectory

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Long-Term Budget Outlook today, which shows an unsustainable debt trajectory...

Voices Skeptical of the Size of $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Plan

Congress is currently marking up a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package using budget reconciliation. While it's important to spend what is necessary to...

CBO Debt Baseline Emphasizes Need to Better Target COVID Relief Bill

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook for the next decade, estimating that the...