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Committee is Encouraged by Discussions of Offsets

For Immediate Release A bipartisan group of senators appears to be close to reaching an infrastructure spending deal that would be fully paid for...

Senate Finance Committee Hearing Highlights Need to Secure Highway Trust Fund

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing last month titled “ Funding and Financing Options to Bolster American Infrastructure ,” covering the need...

COVID Relief Continues to Bolster Personal Income

New data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) for the month of April shows that disposable personal income (DPI) was 12.0 percent above pre-...

Partial Student Debt Cancellation is Poor Economic Stimulus

Last year, we estimated that fully canceling student debt would produce eight to 23 cents of economic activity for every dollar of cost and...

Bipartisan Senate Highway Bill Needs Offsets

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee recently marked up and unanimously passed a bipartisan highway reauthorization bill. The bill...

Congress Should Pay For the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

For Immediate Release The Senate is continuing to work on the United States Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 this week, a bill aimed at...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2021

Updated 5/21/2021: The House passed an emergency supplemental appropriations measure of $1.9 billion, intended to to address security concerns at the...

State & Local Aid is On Its Way, But Is It Needed?

Last week, the Department of Treasury issued guidelines for the allocations of $350 billion of direct state and local aid funds in the American...

Spending in the American Jobs Plan vs. the 2018 Senate Infrastructure Plan

Last month, President Joe Biden unveiled the second part of his "Build Back Better" agenda – the American Jobs Plan – focused on upgrading and...