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Washington Must Kick Its Addiction to Debt

The Committee for a Responsible Federal projects that with the passage of the American Rescue Plan, the national debt will reach a new record this...

Understanding the $1 Trillion in Unspent COVID Relief Funding

The Senate-passed American Rescue Plan will deliver nearly $2 trillion of additional COVID relief on top of the $4 trillion already authorized. Yet...

Marc Goldwein: The Prescription: Fiscal Policy for the COVID-19 Economy

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently appeared on The...

How High Are Federal Interest Payments?

This year, the federal government will spend $300 billion on interest payments on the national debt. This is the equivalent of nearly 9 percent of...

Committee Reacts to House Passage of American Rescue Plan

For Immediate Release The House today approved a COVID relief bill to continue combating the pandemic and supporting the economic recovery, which...

FY 2021 Deficit Already Passed $1 Trillion Threshold

For Immediate Release The United States’ budget deficit for the first five months of fiscal year 2021 has eclipsed $1 trillion, according to the...

Committee Response to Senate-Passed American Rescue Plan

For Immediate Release The Senate today approved a COVID relief bill to continue combating the pandemic and supporting the economic recovery. The...

CBO Outlook Highlights Massive Debt Challenges

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a full report on its Long-Term Budget Outlook today, which shows an...

New Report Shows Troubling Outcomes for Short-Term-Education Programs

Yesterday, New America published a new report by Monique O. Ositelu measuring employment outcomes of students who obtained short-term-education...