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The Prevent Government Shutdowns Act Will Not Cost $12.6 Trillion

The Prevent Government Shutdowns Act (PGSA) would establish an automatic continuing resolution (auto-CR) to prevent shutdowns and would put into...

Could Medicare for All be Financed Entirely by Cutting Defense Spending?

Last week, The New York Times published an op-ed entitled “We Don’t Need to Raise Taxes to Have ‘Medicare for All’.” In it, Lindsay Koshgarian,...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Updated 10/23/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. The House passed a...

Policymakers Should Reject Efforts to Weaken SALT Cap

For Immediate Release The Senate is voting this afternoon to reopen state workarounds on the limits on the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction...

Why Are CBO and SSA so Far Apart on SS2100?

Both the Social Security Administration's (SSA) chief actuary, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released updated estimates of the...

Maya MacGuineas: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Made the Debt Worse and Makes Fixing It Even Harder

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote a...

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