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Treasury Data Reaffirm Deficit Climbing Rapidly

Economy / Press Release June 12, 2018

In the month of May alone, the federal government ran a monthly budget deficit of $147 billion, which was 67 percent higher than the deficit in May 2017.

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Counting the Costs: Introduction to CBO’s Updated Health Insurance Model

Health / June 19, 2018 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

On June 19 BPC hosted a presentation by staff of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on their updated health care coverage model.

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Treasury Hits Largest April Surplus on Record at $214.3 Billion

Economy / News May 10, 2018

“Last month’s strong tax collections are partly a reflection of the robust expansion of the U.S. economy in 2017. This further confirms what previous indicators have shown,” said Shai Akabas, director of economic policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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4 Items of Interest in CBO’s Monthly Budget Review

Economy / Press Release May 7, 2018

The U.S. government ran its largest April surplus on record last month, BPC’s analysis of a new Congressional Budget Office report shows.

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CBO Confirms Trillion Dollar Deficits Coming Soon. Here’s Why It Matters.

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw, Jack Rametta / Blog April 12, 2018

The U.S. government will soon be running trillion-dollar deficits and this time – absent serious action by our elected leaders – they’re here to stay.

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CBO’s New Deficit Projection a Wake-Up Call

Economy / Press Release April 9, 2018

CBO projections show recent policy changes have made the situation worse. The recent budget deal and tax cuts have caused federal deficits to surge.

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Sandy Davis & Shai Akabas: Congress, the CBO Is Not Your Football

Economy / News March 19, 2018

As omnibus approaches, lawmakers should resist the temptation to throw the agency around

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Testimony by Sandy Davis to the House Budget Committee

Sandy Davis / Research March 14, 2018

BPC Senior Advisor Sandy Davis testified before the House Committee on the Budget Oversight of the Congressional Budget Office.

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Davis Testifies: Independent CBO Vital to Congress

Economy / Press Release March 14, 2018

A vibrant, robust, and independent Congressional Budget Office is vital to Congress in the performance of its legislative duties, Bipartisan Policy Center Senior Advisor Sandy Davis said in testimony to a House Budget Committee hearing on CBO oversight today.

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Bill Hoagland: Pick Up Your Forks. It’s Time for Another Dinner Table Bargain

Economy / News March 5, 2018

Members of the Budget and Appropriations Process Reform Committee should follow the examples of Jefferson, Madison

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