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What's in the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package?

The Senate is expected to vote tonight on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – the third and most expansive package...

These Provisions Have No Place in an Emergency Bill

Negotiators continue to work on a third response bill to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with legislation proposed today by ...

Don’t Play Politics with the Coronavirus Response

For Immediate Release Policymakers are currently drafting legislation to mitigate the economic damage caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic...
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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 3/19/2020: Key authorities under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) expired on March 15. While the House passed a version on...

Policymakers Should Act Quickly and Responsibly to Boost the Economy

For Immediate Release The threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has spooked markets and appears likely to significantly weaken the economy...

Lawmakers Release Emergency Funding Request on Coronavirus

Appropriators released today their $8.3 billion emergency funding bill to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, $5.8 billion more than the $2...
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Bernie Sanders's Plan for Universal Child Care and Pre-K Education

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) today unveiled his plan to provide free universal child care and pre-kindergarten...

Bill Advances to Combat Improper Payments

Congress recently passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) to improve efforts to identify and reduce improper payments across...
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BPC Releases Recommendations on Reforming Federal Higher Education Support

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes recently released a report outlining 45...
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President Trump has Signed $4.7 Trillion of Debt into Law

Our US Budget Watch 2020 project analyzes, estimates, and explains the fiscal implications of proposals introduced during the presidential campaigns...

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