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The Case for Restoring Discretionary Spending Caps

On February 18, 2022, the current continuing resolution will expire, and legislation will be needed to continue funding the federal government...

U.S. Borrowed $2.6 Trillion in Calendar Year 2021

The United States borrowed nearly $2.6 trillion in calendar year 2021, including $20 billion in December , according to the latest Monthly Budget...

Our Top 21 Fiscal Charts of 2021

2021 was a busy year for fiscal policy, which gave us ample opportunities to conduct substantive policy analyses using charts and tables. This year...

CBO Scores the Build Back Better Act

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released cost estimates for every title of the House-passed Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) . Without...

CBO Estimates a Permanent Build Back Better

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released an estimate of how much it would cost to make most temporary provisions in the House-passed...

CBO Analysis Highlights Risk of Arbitrary Expirations

The House-passed Build Back Better Act incorporates numerous arbitrary sunsets in order to hold down its costs. Today, the Congressional Budget...

Does Build Back Better Cost $1.6 Trillion or $2.4 Trillion?

UPDATE 12/10: Since this analysis was published, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued a correction to their initial estimate of H.R. 5376...

December Sequester Suspension Misses the Mark

For Immediate Release Congress is considering legislation that will cancel the PAYGO sequester for 2022, extend temporary COVID-era Medicare payment...

Congress' December Challenges Can't Wait

For Immediate Release As lawmakers continue to debate the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, they have a number of pressing deadlines and policy...