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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Will Cost $192 Billion

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored the Families First Coronavirus Response Act ( FFCRA ), the second of three packages enacted...

CBO Updates Economic Baseline in Wake of COVID-19

In anticipation of a score of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the second coronavirus response bill), the Congressional Budget Office (...

Don’t use COVID-19 to Excuse $2 trillion of Debt-Financed Infrastructure

For Immediate Release Yesterday, President Trump suggested that the next phase of economic relief to offset the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19...

What's in the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package?

Updated on 4/21/2020 and 4/29/2020 to reflect the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) estimate and subsequent revisions. Lawmakers recently approved...

How Much Would Sending People Checks Cost?

Experts and lawmakers are considering numerous options to help support the economy during the COVID-19 crisis. Last week, we estimated that fiscal...

Kurt Couchman: When will cheap credit dry up?

Kurt Couchman is co-director of legislative strategy at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an opinion piece for The...

Erskine Bowles and Henry Paulson: How to Get Americans to Love Capitalism Again

Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998 and is a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget...

Maya MacGuineas: With a growing debt, a fiscally responsible blueprint is needed to handle the next recession

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...

Break Glass Here: A Responsible Plan to Combat the Next Recession

The United States is in the midst of one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in its history, but there are signs that this prolonged...