Everything you need to know about the federal debt limit.
If the Tea Party shuts the government down, it will not be because progressives were inflexible.
The Senate’s continuing resolution prevents a government shutdown, but it does not avert another round of deep spending cuts.
Charts Our budget and economy have changed, but demands for austerity in the fiscal debate haven’t. These 15 charts show why they should.
Issue Brief Senate Democrats are accepting spending levels equivalent to previous House Republican budgets, yet House Republican leaders are insisting on new, deeper spending cuts in exchange for preventing a government shutdown.
Harry Stein is the Associate Director for Fiscal Policy at American Progress. His work focuses on the tax and spending choices within the federal budget. Prior to joining American Progress, he worked as a legislative assistant to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI). His portfolio included the federal budget, tax policy, and national security, including Sen. Kohl’s […]