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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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OMB, CBO Show Annual Budget Deficit Up First Time Since 2011

Economy / Press Release October 17, 2016

The federal budget deficit for FY 2016 rose over the previous year, showing that the recent trend of annual declines in deficits has ended.

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A Promising Approach to Expand Access to Workplace Retirement Savings

Economy / Research October 4, 2016

More than 40 million Americans are not covered by a workplace retirement savings plan. Employees of smaller businesses are especially likely to lack access.

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New Senate Bill Would Address Key Retirement Security Challenges

Economy / Press Release September 20, 2016

Several provisions in the proposed Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act of 2016 align with the goals and recommendations of a recent BPC report.

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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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This retirement plan lifts a million people out of poverty

Economy / News July 1, 2016

Kent Conrad and James Lockhart discuss a bipartisan proposal that would help boost retirement savings, including Social Security.

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Kent Conrad and James Lockhart Discuss Social Security Funding Crisis

Economy / News June 28, 2016

Conrad and Lockhart joined SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel to discuss the challenges facing Social Security and outline key reform proposals included in a new BPC report.

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America isn’t saving enough for retirement. Can that be fixed before it’s too late?

Economy / News June 27, 2016

The aging of baby boomers and the looming funding crisis for Social Security have spurred candidates, lawmakers, and experts to propose ways to boost retirement savings.

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Social Security Trustees’ Report Illustrates Challenges Ahead

Economy / Press Release June 22, 2016

The Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, which provides benefits to 49 million beneficiaries, will be unable to pay benefits as scheduled by 2035.

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Securing Our Financial Future

Economy / Research June 9, 2016

BPC’s plan aims to establish a better savings culture and renew the promise of an adequate retirement—across the income spectrum—for current and future generations.

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