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Appropriations Watch: FY 2021

Updated 9/30/2020: The Senate cleared a continuing resolution through Dec. 11, 2020 , on Wednesday, Sept. 30, that the House passed on Tuesday, Sept...

Presidential Candidates Ought to Share Their Plans for the Debt

For Immediate Release The first of three presidential debates will take place tonight, with much of the focus on near-term issues such as the COVID...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2020, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary...

COVID Relief Includes $360 Billion of State and Local Aid

Most state and local governments are experiencing substantial revenue losses and new spending needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic...

$2.2 of $4 Trillion in Fiscal Relief is Out the Door

We update our interactive COVID Money Tracker tool every week to reflect new COVID relief spending and estimates. This week's updates are...

How Much COVID Relief Have Public and Private Schools Received?

At least $42 billion has been committed or disbursed to the education sector from COVID relief legislation. We estimate: About 55 percent of those...

Transparency is an Essential Part of COVID Money Oversight

For Immediate Release The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, a group of federal inspectors general charged with overseeing the use of COVID...

Welcome to the New COVID Money Tracker

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is excited to announce the launch of our interactive COVID Money Tracker tool . The COVID Money...