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Episode 31: This Week in Immigration

Immigration / Podcast December 4, 2018

This week we cover the clash at the U.S.-Mexico border over Thanksgiving weekend, the rumored “Remain in Mexico” deal, and the potential government shutdown.

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Debt Limit Analysis

Economy / Page August 2, 2017

Everything you need to know about the debt limit plus the latest projections on the “X-Date” from our economic policy team.

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Debt Limit Analysis

Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw / Research July 12, 2017

If policymakers do not act on the debt limit, BPC estimates that Treasury will have insufficient cash to meet all financial obligations sometime between Nov. 10-16.

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Can Congress Deliver Appropriations Bills On Time?

Ben Ritz / Blog May 16, 2016

In the 2000s, lawmakers more often than not passed at least some appropriations bills on time. Yet in recent years, even that has been a tall order.

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Experts say a government shutdown is likely

Economy / News September 9, 2015

As Congress gets back to work this week, it’s facing a nearly unprecedented number of deadlines and political dramas.

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Here’s how Obama’s past budget proposals have fared

Economy / News March 3, 2014

President Barack Obama is set to unveil his fiscal 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday — a document that at least one budget-watcher is calling more dead on arrival than usual. Why? Thank the diminished appetite for fiscal fights in the…

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OMB and Council of Economic Advisors Quantify Costs of the October Shutdown

Economy / Blog November 20, 2013

A new report out from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) describes that the October 1-16 federal government shutdown shaved 0.2 to 0.6 percentage points off of the growth of economic output in the fourth quarter of 2013 and…

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November Bipartisan Champions

John Richter / Blog November 4, 2013

Regrettably, it’s difficult to highlight bipartisanship in a month where political polarization brought us to a government shutdown and the brink of defaulting on our fiscal obligations as a nation.

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Real Action or More Brinkmanship?

Governance / Blog October 31, 2013

Congress’ failure to pass a budget or a continuing resolution funding non-essential government operations led to a seventeen-day shutdown of the federal government from October 1 through October 16. After agreeing to a short-term continuing resolution, Congress re-opened the government…

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