New Bill Has Potential to Put Social Security on Sustainable Path

Shai Akabas December 9, 2016

Reps. Johnson, Larson, and Ribble are providing an important public service by keeping a focus on Social Security’s serious funding issues.

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Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions: Two Years Later

Lazaro Zamora December 9, 2016

While the controversial deferred action programs remain frozen in the courts, several other reforms have been rolled out or otherwise addressed in the past year.

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Ways to Expand Savings Options for Employees

Shai Akabas December 8, 2016

The unanimous, bipartisan support from the Senate Finance Committee for the RESA gives hope that policymakers can take meaningful action to improve retirement security for Americans.

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Trump Can Remake Most Financial Regulatory Agencies

Justin Schardin December 7, 2016

Amid the uncertainty of timing, Trump’s appointments will have a major impact on the future of the post-crisis financial regulatory structure.

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RESA Tax Provisions Aim to Improve Retirement Security

Shai Akabas December 6, 2016

The Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act would modify some of the existing retirement tax incentives in ways that would improve access to retirement savings.

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New Congress, Same Promises on Working Days

Michael Thorning December 2, 2016

Though the chambers are planning to work more days than the first year of the last Congress, that is already a low bar by historical standards.

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Why Tax Credits Alone Won’t Solve Infrastructure Funding Gap

Sarah Kline November 30, 2016

Tax credits are just one way of bringing in private capital and they do not eliminate the need for stable, long-term federal infrastructure funding.

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RESA Addresses Leakage from Retirement Savings Accounts

Shai Akabas November 28, 2016

Financial insecurity can cause many hard-working savers to prematurely withdraw funds from their retirement accounts for unexpected needs.

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What Does a Trump Presidency Mean for Infrastructure?

Sarah Kline, Andy Winkler November 22, 2016

Infrastructure enjoys support on both sides of the aisle. As attention turns to 2017, what might a Trump infrastructure proposal look like?

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The Impact of the 2016 Elections on GSE Reform

Michael A. Stegman November 18, 2016

While the election has surely changed the dynamics of housing finance reform, it is too early in the transition to know in exactly what ways.

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