Issue Brief Economic data show that Congress’s fiscal brinksmanship is keeping businesses from investing in America and consequently holding back overall growth.
Issue Brief Congress must move past its partisan pettiness and enact policies to help the American economy.
Issue Brief Policymakers need to find and enact policies that can spur faster economic growth.
Issue Brief Economic and labor-market gains continue this month, but policymakers should focus on long-term strategies to strengthen the American people and help U.S. businesses prosper.
Issue Brief Despite gains in the housing market, economic growth and labor-market growth remain too slow to make a difference for the American middle class.
Issue Brief It’s time to consider additional policy measures to bring down unemployment and economic suffering from their still-too-high levels.
Issue Brief Though the economy and job market have both maintained steady growth, lawmakers can do more to ensure a positive future for struggling Americans and a prosperous economy for all.
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Sam Ungar and Donna Cooper explore how a new website used by the highway agency makes it easier to ensure that recovery funds flow almost entirely to American companies and workers—and urge other Department of Transportation offices to follow the FHWA’s lead.
Sam Ungar is a Research Assistant for Economic Policy at American Progress. Sam graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with an A.B. in government in May 2012. He interned at American Progress in 2011 on the Doing What Works project and has also interned at Lake Research Partners, Common Cause, and on Capitol Hill. […]
The Obama administration’s new Campaign to Cut Waste promises to build on the successes of the 2009 Recovery Act and usher in a new era of transparency and accountability over government spending, write Julia Kantor and Sam Ungar.