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Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Boost Retirement Savings

Economy / Press Release July 17, 2018

In a promising display of bipartisanship, four senators introduced legislation today to help millions of Americans save for retirement.

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U.S. Debt Projected to Rapidly Grow Over Next 30 Years

Economy / Press Release June 26, 2018

Key takeaways from the new Congressional Budget Office projections, which show a dire long-term outlook for the nation’s finances.

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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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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’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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Bipartisan Bill Would Move Millions Closer to Retirement Security

Economy / Press Release March 15, 2018

The bipartisan Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) introduced in the House of Representatives marks an important step toward helping millions of Americans achieve retirement security.

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Analysis: Debt Limit to Increase More Than $1 Trillion After Suspension

Economy / Press Release February 14, 2018

New analysis from BPC’s economic policy team projects that this budget agreement will cause a federal government deficit of more than $1 trillion next year.

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Budget Agreement Significant Step Forward

Economy / Press Release February 7, 2018

The just-announced bipartisan budget agreement for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 spending levels is a significant step forward.

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