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Learn how a government shutdown affects you.
Sep 21, 2023
The Senate’s bipartisan appropriations bills protect key priorities, while the House Republican appropriators’ proposal would set the United States on a path toward shutdown.
Sep 6, 2023
Bobby Kogan, Jean Ross
Leaders in the House Republican caucus are trying to gut the Biden administration’s climate law; here’s what Americans stand to lose.
Apr 26, 2023
The House Republican proposal to cap discretionary funding would lead to deep programmatic cuts, slashing funding by nearly 60 percent within a decade.
Apr 24, 2023
Failure to increase the debt ceiling would have a catastrophic impact on the economy and federal programs.
Mar 22, 2023
Proposals to prioritize certain payments in lieu of increasing the debt ceiling would increase, not decrease, the federal government’s risk of default.
Mar 21, 2023
Alan Cohen, Jean Ross
Contrary to critics’ claims, the Inflation Reduction Act would only increase taxes for large corporations and the wealthy while providing meaningful benefits for middle-income families across the country.
Aug 2, 2022
Jean Ross, Jessica Vela
The Inflation Reduction Act would solve mismatches between supply and demand at work in the U.S. economy, reducing inflation and strengthening the country’s long-term economic outlook.
Jul 29, 2022
Rose Khattar, Lily Roberts
Treasury economists’ estimate that modernizing the IRS will net $400 billion in new revenue will not be reflected in official Congressional Budget Office scores of the bill, but the savings are real and could be even greater.
Nov 17, 2021
Jean Ross, Seth Hanlon
President Trump’s tax bill did not reform the tax code, has not benefited American workers, and increased the deficit by $1.9 trillion.
Dec 20, 2018
Andrew Schwartz, Galen Hendricks
President Trump’s combination of tax cuts, hawkish monetary policy, and financial deregulation will cause the U.S. dollar and trade deficit to rise.
Apr 5, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office’s most recent budget projections show that the United States has made astounding progress toward reducing the federal budget deficit.
Feb 5, 2013
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.
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