Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

COVID Pandemic

End-of-Year Deadlines For Congress

Many economic relief provisions from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, a

Policymakers Should Avoid Austerity in Addressing the Debt

The economy remains weak and may be headed for a double-dip recession this winter. Though COVID relief enacted to date has been largely successful in...

COVID Money Tracker Insights

Each week, we update our COVID Money Tracker tool with the latest commitments and disbursals from
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Canceling Student Loan Debt Is Poor Economic Stimulus

Facing a weak economy still suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a number of calls for President-elect Joe Biden to...

The Cost of the Trump and Biden COVID Response Plans

The COVID pandemic has caused considerable economic damage and human suffering.

A Closer Look at the Record $3.1 Trillion Deficit in FY 2020

The Treasury Department released its final Monthly Treasury

Update: COVID-Related State & Local Aid Will Total $280 Billion

Our update to COVID Money Tracker this week incorporated new Medicaid estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). These new...

Comparing Fiscal Multipliers

The United States is currently facing one of its worst economic and public health crises as a result of COVID-19.

COVID Relief Includes $360 Billion of State and Local Aid

This analysis has been updated based on new infor

$2.2 of $4 Trillion in Fiscal Relief is Out the Door

We update our interactive COVID Money Tracker tool every week to reflect new COVID re

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