Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Economic Recovery Measures

What's in the Final COVID Relief Deal of 2020?

Lawmakers passed a new COVID relief deal on December 21, 2020, which was subsequently signed into law by the President on December 27.

What’s in the Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill?

Lawmakers Monday released the full text of a $908 billion bipartisan stimulus package, which was released in

Could a COVID Relief Deal Close the Output Gap?

Policymakers from both parties have endorsed plans to provide over $900 billion of COVID relief as part of a year-end funding deal.

What's in the $550 Billion Senate Relief Package?

Earlier this week we detailed the contents of the $908 billion COVID relief package put forward by a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers...
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What's in the $908 Billion Bipartisan Stimulus Proposal?

A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers yesterday unveiled a $908 billion COVID relief package. The proposal is the...

End-of-Year Deadlines For Congress

Many economic relief provisions from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other COVID-related bills expire at the end...

Policymakers Should Avoid Austerity in Addressing the Debt

The economy remains weak and may be headed for a double-dip recession this winter. Though COVID relief enacted to date has been largely successful in...
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Canceling Student Loan Debt Is Poor Economic Stimulus

Facing a weak economy still suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a number of calls for President-elect Joe Biden to...
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Opportunities for Bipartisanship in a Divided Government

In 2021, the United States is likely to operate with divided or near-divided government.

GDP Did Not Just Increase 33%

Today's advanced third quarter GDP estimates from the Bureau of Economic Analysis are being reported as showing 33 percent economic growth.

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