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BBB Expirations Could Hide $1 to $2 Trillion of True Costs

As negotiations over President Biden’s Build Back Better reconciliation package continue, lawmakers are reportedly considering an extension of the...

Chartbook: Build Back Better for Less

Policymakers are apparently now targeting $1.5 trillion to $2.3 trillion of gross spending increases and tax cuts for their Build Back Better...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2022

Updated 10/18/21: The Senate released its remaining appropriations bills on Monday, Oct. 18, setting the stage for negotiations with the House on an...

Build Back Better for Less: Two Illustrative Packages

Note: We have published a chartbook to accompany this paper. Policymakers are apparently now targeting $1.5 trillion to $2.3 trillion of gross...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2021, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary...

Five Ways to Improve the FY 2022 Reconciliation Package

Congress is attempting to enact a large and ambitious agenda of new programs through the reconciliation process. While President Biden has made the...

Biden Administration’s SNAP Increase Could Add $180 Billion to Deficits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it will be revising the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), used for the calculation of...

It’s Time to Wind Down the Student Loan Moratorium

The Biden administration recently extended the federal student loan moratorium through January 2022. Under the moratorium, most federal student loan...

Former Budget Committee Director Warns Against Budgetary Gimmicks

Former Democratic House Budget Committee staff director Tom Kahn recently penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal in which he commended Congress...