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Passage of Omnibus Budget Bill Shows Congress Did Its Job

Economy / Press Release May 4, 2017

Congress did its job in passing an omnibus spending package that funds the federal government through September 30, the end of Fiscal Year 2017.

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States’ rights? Not so much, when it comes to retirement savings

Economy / News February 16, 2017

The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs.

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New Treasury secretary’s first job: Avert a crisis

Economy / News February 13, 2017

Now that Steven Mnuchin has been confirmed as Treasury secretary, his top priority will have nothing to do with tax reform.

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Common Cents Podcast Series

Economy / Page January 23, 2017

BPC introduces Common Cents, a podcast series that focuses on timely fiscal and economic policy issues.

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No Debt Limit Pressure Till Mid-Summer 2017

Economy / News September 14, 2016

Lawmakers won’t have to take action on the federal government’s debt limit again until at least the middle of the summer of 2017.

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Calls for Social Security Expansion Grow Louder in Washington

Economy / News July 15, 2016

The policy center called for lifting Social Security’s minimum benefit for very-low-income seniors, and enhancing the program’s survivor benefit.

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A cut to Social Security disability benefits may be around the corner

Economy / News July 23, 2015

The annual check-up for Social Security is in, and one program looks more dire than the rest.

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Don’t Worry About the U.S. Hitting Its Debt Limit—At Least Not Yet

Economy / News March 16, 2015

Thanks to increases in tax revenue, a sliding deficit, and extraordinary measures by the Treasury Department, there is time before the U.S. could default.

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Senate GOP budget to break with Paul Ryan’s blueprints

Economy / News March 15, 2015

Senate Republicans will not include detailed plans to overhaul entitlement programs when they unveil their first budget in nearly a decade this week.

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When will debt ax fall?

Economy / News January 25, 2015

President Obama and Republicans in Congress are headed for another standoff over the national debt.

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