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.
Big News in Old Data: Sharp Public Cuts Are Undermining the Recovery
The big news in today’s GDP report is the public sector’s rapidly shrinking economic contribution, which is driving not only trend U.S. economic growth lower but also our potential for future growth.
Issue Brief Congress must move past its partisan pettiness and enact policies to help the American economy.
Climate Change: An Unfunded Mandate
Report Congress is imposing a costly unfunded mandate on the American people by failing to enact policies to curb U.S. emissions of heat-trapping pollution.
Budget Conference Provides an Excellent Opportunity to Carefully Examine Rep. Ryan’s ‘Entitlement’ Proposals
Now is the time to find out how Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) “entitlement reforms” will impact the nation’s seniors.
Replacing the Sequester
Issue Brief With the manufactured crises behind us, it’s time to turn to the real fiscal task at hand, namely reversing damaging austerity policies and investing in growth.
Congress Shouldn’t Raise the ‘Debt Limit’—It Should Repeal It
The debt limit has a long and sordid history, but it is quite different from the one described by Sen. Ted Cruz.
Debt Limit 101
Everything you need to know about the federal debt limit.
The Debt-Ceiling Crisis: Why It Matters to Millennials
Issue Brief The debt-ceiling debate is the most important issue our government faces today, and the debate is particularly important for Millennials. This issue brief explains what it is, what needs to be done, and what this all means for young Americans.