President Obama’s Budget Resets the Fiscal Debate
The president’s fiscal year 2015 budget focuses on growing the economy and pivots away from austerity.
How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Medicare Trust Fund?
Issue Brief Immigration reform that provides legal status and earned citizenship to undocumented immigrants would extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund by four years and provide a net contribution to the trust fund for the next three decades.
The Economic Budget Outlook for Individuals, Families, and Communities
CAP President Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Budget Committee.
A Step in the Right Direction on Retirement
President Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.
The Omnibus Spending Bill Reveals the Economic Consequences of the Murray-Ryan Budget Deal
While a step in the right direction, the omnibus spending bill is also a reminder of how much our fiscal policy needs to improve to get the economy moving.
Coming Together on Behalf of Unemployed Americans
Income inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.
For the Pentagon, Diminished Sequester Still Looms Under Congressional Budget Deal
The Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.
The Budget Agreement Is an Imperfect but Good First Step Toward Growing the Economy
Although some unfortunate concessions had to be made to appease conservatives, the Murray-Ryan budget deal is a net-positive step for the United States.
Not at All Conservative
The deep divide between House Republicans over the fiscal year 2014 budget is between two political philosophies that have little in common.
Issue Brief Economic data show that Congress’s fiscal brinksmanship is keeping businesses from investing in America and consequently holding back overall growth.
Sequestering Opportunity for American Indians and Alaska Natives
The latest poverty numbers highlight the dramatically negative effects that federal funding cuts are having on the AI/AN population.
Why One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester
Issue Brief Congress always intended to replace the sequester with smarter deficit reduction—then they slashed deficits but still left the full sequester in place.
4 Ways Sequestration Gets Worse Next Year
Video Sequestration—the automatic across-the-board cuts that started earlier this year—are a disaster for the American people. Unless lawmakers act, it’s going to be even worse in 2014.
How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014
Report Sequestration is already a disaster for the American people. Four key factors will make it even worse next year.
Why Congress Must Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits
Interactive Failing to expand emergency unemployment benefits would cut off millions of Americans from benefits and slow economic growth.