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How High Are Federal Interest Payments?

This year, the federal government will spend $300 billion on interest payments on the national debt. This is the equivalent of nearly 9 percent of...

Committee Reacts to House Passage of American Rescue Plan

For Immediate Release The House today approved a COVID relief bill to continue combating the pandemic and supporting the economic recovery, which...

FY 2021 Deficit Already Passed $1 Trillion Threshold

For Immediate Release The United States’ budget deficit for the first five months of fiscal year 2021 has eclipsed $1 trillion, according to the...

Committee Response to Senate-Passed American Rescue Plan

For Immediate Release The Senate today approved a COVID relief bill to continue combating the pandemic and supporting the economic recovery. The...

CBO Outlook Highlights Massive Debt Challenges

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a full report on its Long-Term Budget Outlook today, which shows an...

New Report Shows Troubling Outcomes for Short-Term-Education Programs

Yesterday, New America published a new report by Monique O. Ositelu measuring employment outcomes of students who obtained short-term-education...

House-Approved COVID Relief Bill Could Use Improvements in Senate

For Immediate Release The House today approved a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill to continue combating the pandemic and supporting the economic...

Four Key Elements of the American Rescue Plan

In light of the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis, there has been strong interest in pursuing further spending to expand vaccinations, contain the...

Five Ways to Improve the House COVID Relief Package

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan currently under consideration in the House includes a number of important policies to help end the pandemic,...