Economic Policy Project

About the Project

The Economic Policy Project’s work revolves around a central strategy: to illustrate the unsustainability of current federal fiscal policy, to demonstrate the consequences of inaction, and to create a path toward a comprehensive fiscal plan that would spur economic growth and also stabilize the nation’s debt trajectory.

House GOP Budget

Snapshot of the House Republican Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
Apr. 1, 2014

The FY 2015 House budget is largely a restatement of the priorities that Chairman Ryan laid out in his budgets from the past several years – including prioritizing defense spending, repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), phasing in premium support for Medicare, block granting and reducing funding for means-tested programs, and enacting revenue-neutral tax reform.

Tax Policy

Tax Extenders Should be Permanent and Paid For
Mar. 31, 2014

On New Years Eve, while fireworks were going off to celebrate the arrival of 2014, a number of different tax breaks and incentives expired. These tax provisions are collectively known as the “tax extenders,” a set of breaks for activities that range from deductions for higher-education tuition to special treatment for film and TV productions to the research and experimentation tax credit. The extension of many of these tax extenders has become an annual tradition and a cause for legislative fireworks.