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First CBO Report of FY 2017 Highlights Worrisome Fiscal Trends

Economy / Press Release November 7, 2016

With the economy showing positive signs on employment, now is the right time to phase in commonsense deficit reduction policies.

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Containing the Growth of Health Care Costs

Ben Ritz / Blog October 3, 2016

While the recession slowed the growth in federal health spending, it is beginning to increase once again—this time as a result of the aging population.

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CBO Outlook Update Shows Worsening Deficit

Ben Ritz / Blog August 25, 2016

The report emphasizes the seriousness of the fiscal challenges facing the next president and Congress less than three months before Americans head to the polls.

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Encouraging Retirement Savings in the Tax Code

Kenneth Megan / Blog October 19, 2015

Federal income tax expenditures for retirement are expected to exceed $800 billion between 2014 and 2018.

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Hatch Introduces Proposals on Social Security Disability Insurance

Steve Bell, Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog May 8, 2015

The Social Security Disability Insurance Trust Fund becomes insolvent next year. How to deal with that fact has drawn a number of suggestions.

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The EITC and Immigration

Matt Graham / Blog February 18, 2015

In President Obama’s budget submission to Congress, he proposed to dramatically expand the Earned Income Tax Credit for childless workers and non-custodial parents.

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President’s Budget Proposes Savings from Immigration Reform

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog February 9, 2015

The president’s budget proposes nearly $160 billion in savings in the budget over its 10-year horizon from passage of immigration reform legislation.

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Immigration in the President’s 2016 Budget

Matt Graham / Blog February 9, 2015

The proposal would increase funding for the five major immigration agencies by about $3 billion, or 12 percent.

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The President’s Budget: Promising Health Care Ideas that Could and Should Go Further

Katherine Hayes, Brian Collins / Blog February 5, 2015

As we await details on many of these proposals, we are encouraged that the president has highlighted the need for health care delivery system reform.

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Social Security Disability Insurance in Obama’s 2016 Budget

Economy / Blog February 3, 2015

The program relies on a trust fund that is projected to be exhausted in the fall of 2016.

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