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How Will Immigration Reform Impact the Medicare Trust Fund?

Immigration activists article icon 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.

By Patrick Oakford and Robert Lynch | Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Economic Budget Outlook for Individuals, Families, and Communities

Neera TandenCAP President Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Budget Committee.

By Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Step in the Right Direction on Retirement

RetireesPresident Barack Obama’s MyRA plan is a start, but Congress should do more.

By Joe Valenti and David Madland | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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.

By Harry Stein | Friday, January 17, 2014

Coming Together on Behalf of Unemployed Americans

Kaine and Levin walk to Senate unemployment test voteIncome inequality seems set to become the hot-button issue of the new year, as politicians and citizens alike turn their attention to the unemployed.

By Sam Fulwood III | Tuesday, January 7, 2014

For the Pentagon, Diminished Sequester Still Looms Under Congressional Budget Deal

F-35B fighter jetThe Murray-Ryan budget deal does not eliminate the challenges DOD faces from sequestration but does provide an opportunity to responsibly reduce defense spending.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Kate Blakeley, and Max Hoffman | Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Budget Agreement Is an Imperfect but Good First Step Toward Growing the Economy

Murray/Ryan dealAlthough some unfortunate concessions had to be made to appease conservatives, the Murray-Ryan budget deal is a net-positive step for the United States.

By Harry Stein and Michael Linden | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Not at All Conservative

Speaker BoehnerThe deep divide between House Republicans over the fiscal year 2014 budget is between two political philosophies that have little in common.

By Scott Lilly | Wednesday, December 4, 2013

November 2013

article icon Issue Brief Economic data show that Congress’s fiscal brinksmanship is keeping businesses from investing in America and consequently holding back overall growth.

By Christian E. Weller and Sam Ungar | Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sequestering Opportunity for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Furloughed Crow Tribe employeesThe latest poverty numbers highlight the dramatically negative effects that federal funding cuts are having on the AI/AN population.

By Erik Stegman and Amber Ebarb | Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Why One Simple Fix Would Dramatically Reduce the Sequester

article icon 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.

By Harry Stein | Tuesday, November 26, 2013

4 Ways Sequestration Gets Worse Next Year

play_alt icon 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.

By Harry Stein | Thursday, November 21, 2013

How Sequestration Gets Worse in 2014

Potholes book_alt2 icon Report Sequestration is already a disaster for the American people. Four key factors will make it even worse next year.

By Harry Stein | Thursday, November 21, 2013

Why Congress Must Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits

cursor icon Interactive Failing to expand emergency unemployment benefits would cut off millions of Americans from benefits and slow economic growth.

By Sarah Ayres | Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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.

By Adam Hersh | Thursday, November 7, 2013