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BPC Debt Limit Projection Now Early to Mid-October

Economy / Press Release July 12, 2017

The exact date when the federal government will be unable to fully pay all of its bills remains uncertain, but it has become clearer that it will be reached sooner rather than later.

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CBO Projects Treasury Will Run Short on Cash in October 2017

Economy / Press Release June 29, 2017

Washington, D.C.– The Congressional Budget Office narrowed its debt limit projection to early- to mid-October for when the federal government will run out of sufficient cash to pay its bills in full and on time. That time period is largely in…

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The Case for Public Trustees of Social Security and Medicare

Tim Shaw, Shai Akabas / Blog June 15, 2017

Maintaining an independent, bipartisan, and public role in the financial oversight of these critical programs is a necessary step towards restoring public trust.

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Lack of Debt Limit Action by August No Danger

Economy / News June 13, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center reiterated its projection that the “X date” would fall sometime in October or November.

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BPC Holds “X-Date” Forecast at October/November, But with Heightened Uncertainty

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw / Blog June 12, 2017

BPC is maintaining its projection that the debt limit “X Date,” will fall sometime in October or November 2017.

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Parents: The Forgotten Student Loan Borrowers

Kenneth Megan, Jake Varn / Blog May 30, 2017

Given skyrocketing tuition prices, Parent PLUS loans have become an important tool in allowing students access to the school of their choice.

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How to Read the C.B.O. Score of the Health Bill Like an Expert

Economy / News May 24, 2017

BPC Senior Vice President Bill Hoagland on how the C.B.O. might estimate the effects of the MacArthur Amendment.

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BPC’s Next Steps for Improving Health Care in America

Health / Press Release May 4, 2017

The current political debate on health care is in part the result of the inability of the parties to work together and compromise.

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Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Reckoning for Republican Deficit Hawks

Economy / News April 26, 2017

President Trump’s top economic advisers are struggling to figure out how to keep the massive tax cuts they proposed from ballooning the federal deficit.

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What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform

Economy / News March 25, 2017

Bill Hoagland discusses the possibility of tax reform on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

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