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Once COVID is Slain, Sustainable Budgets Must Be Priority
Federal Budget
Once COVID is Slain, Sustainable Budgets Must Be Priority
2021-03-05 15:25:44
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - A Congressional Budget Office report estimating that persistent budget deficits will cause the federal debt to double in size over the next 30 years, "provides a troubling snapshot of America’s fiscal outlook, which we know will only get... Read More

Voters Growing More Doubtful of Sustained Economic Rebound
Opinion Polls
Voters Growing More Doubtful of Sustained Economic Rebound
2020-07-08 13:40:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters have grown more pessimistic about a quick "v-shaped" economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, especially in the south and west where the number of new cases have spiked recently, a new poll has found.... Read More

Budget Hawks Urge Lawmakers to Address COVID-19 Crisis, But Heed Its Lessons
Federal Budget
Budget Hawks Urge Lawmakers to Address COVID-19 Crisis, But Heed Its Lessons
2020-03-25 16:19:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Despite the fact the White House and Senate were able to reach a deal on a roughly $2 trillion stimulus bill early Wednesday, the U.S. economy is still facing a huge shock to its system, the president of... Read More

Peterson Foundation Launches '2020 Voters' Fiscal Guide
Political News
Peterson Foundation Launches '2020 Voters' Fiscal Guide
2020-02-18 21:42:42
by Dan McCue

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation launched an online hub on Tuesday to provide voters with everything they "need to know about the United States’ $23 trillion national debt," and why it matters for the 2020 campaign. The foundation has long... Read More

Blue Dogs Pan Trump Budget Proposal, Call for Bipartisan Effort to Fix It
Federal Budget
Blue Dogs Pan Trump Budget Proposal, Call for Bipartisan Effort to Fix It
2020-02-11 18:33:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's $4.8 trillion election year budget plan was largely panned on Capitol Hill and elsewhere Monday as just the latest example of a lack of fiscal discipline in the nation's capital. Trump’s fiscal 2021 plan does... Read More

Budget Deficit Poised to Break $1 Trillion Despite Strong Economy
Federal Budget
Budget Deficit Poised to Break $1 Trillion Despite Strong Economy
2020-01-28 21:07:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The federal budget deficit will likely top $1 trillion this year, despite the continued strength of the U.S. economy, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday. The report follows an increase in new spending last year and the... Read More

Voters Remain Deeply Concerned about Fiscal Irresponsibility in Washington
Federal Budget
Voters Remain Deeply Concerned about Fiscal Irresponsibility in Washington
2020-01-07 22:19:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Voters remain deeply concerned about Washington's wanton ways when it comes to spending and want leaders to take corrective action, a new survey by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation finds. The survey was conducted in December, just as... Read More

Brady Concedes Uncertainty Over Whether Republican Tax Cuts Will Pay for Themselves
Federal Budget
Brady Concedes Uncertainty Over Whether Republican Tax Cuts Will Pay for Themselves
2019-06-12 20:51:51
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representative Kevin Brady, R-Texas, one of the principal architects of the 2017 Republican tax cuts, conceded Tuesday that assurances the cuts would pay for themselves may not pan out in exactly the way the GOP promises. "It's so... Read More

Tensions Between White House and Pelosi Take Center Stage at Fiscal Summit
Federal Budget
Tensions Between White House and Pelosi Take Center Stage at Fiscal Summit
2019-06-11 23:04:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tried to make a joke of the string of questions she was being asked about impeachment and President Trump's recent disparaging of her during an appearance at a fiscal policy summit Tuesday morning.... Read More

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