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New COVID Wave Does Not Justify Further Borrowing

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread through the United States, press reports suggest policymakers are considering additional COVID...

Student Debt Cancellation Resources Page

Overview Student debt cancellation has gained attention in recent years as a policy proposal to address rising student debt levels in the United...

Reducing Build Back Better Inflation Risk

As we recently discussed , the House-passed Build Back Better Act is likely to be modestly inflationary over the next few years. Though we expect the...

Does Build Back Better Cost $1.6 Trillion or $2.4 Trillion?

UPDATE 12/10: Since this analysis was published, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued a correction to their initial estimate of H.R. 5376...

What Will Build Back Better Mean for Inflation?

With inflation on track to reach its highest annual rate since 1990, experts and advocates are in disagreement over whether the Build Back Better Act...

Senate Should Make Build Back Better, Better

For Immediate Release The Senate this month is planning to consider the $2.4 trillion Build Back Better Act, which passed the House of...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2022

Updated 12/2/21: The House passed a new FY 2022 continuing resolution through Feb. 18, 2022 , on Thursday, Dec. 2, by a 221-212 vote . The Senate...

Congress' December Challenges Can't Wait

For Immediate Release As lawmakers continue to debate the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, they have a number of pressing deadlines and policy...

A Permanent Build Back Better Act Could Cost $4.8 Trillion

UPDATE 12/10: Since this analysis was published, CBO has issued a correction to its initial estimate of H.R. 5376. Instead of adding $160 billion to...