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Appropriations Watch: FY 2022

Congress started marking up individual appropriations bills for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 in June. Discretionary spending levels are no longer subject to...

True Cost of Budget Plan Could Exceed $5 Trillion

The Senate may soon move forward on reconciliation instructions to allow for the enactment of $3.5 trillion in new spending and tax breaks (on top of...

How Long Before Cancelled Student Debt Would Return?

Federal student loan borrowers currently owe $1.6 trillion of student debt to the federal government. Cancelling some or all debt for current...

Over Half of States Ending Federal Unemployment Benefits Early

Twenty-six states have announced that they are ending the expanded federal unemployment benefits in the American Rescue Plan prior to their technical...

There Are Plenty of Offsets for Infrastructure Package

A bipartisan group of senators has apparently reached agreement on a plan with $579 billion of new infrastructure spending . Meanwhile, President Joe...

What's In the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan?

A bipartisan group of 20 senators have apparently agreed to a new infrastructure framework to increase infrastructure spending by $579 billion over...

Committee is Encouraged by Discussions of Offsets

For Immediate Release A bipartisan group of senators appears to be close to reaching an infrastructure spending deal that would be fully paid for...

Senate Finance Committee Hearing Highlights Need to Secure Highway Trust Fund

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing last month titled “ Funding and Financing Options to Bolster American Infrastructure ,” covering the need...

COVID Relief Continues to Bolster Personal Income

New data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for the month of April shows that disposable personal income (DPI) was 12.0 percent above pre-...