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CBO Releases Options to Shore Up Highway Trust Fund

CBO recently published a report focused on options to address the impending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). 

An Update on the Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is one of the larger and most well-known initiatives that has been created to support small businesses during the n

Charlie Stenholm: We will have to face rising national debt

Charlie Stenholm is a senior policy advisor at Olsson Frank Weeda, P.C., and a member of the Committee for a Resonsible Federal Budget.

Eugene Steuerle: This is not your grandfather's debt problem

Now that the covid-19 crisis has produced predictions that we soon will reach a debt-to-GDP ratio previously seen only once before — during...

Tim Penny: Pandemic-related federal aid: Make it fast, but also make it prudent

The reason to maintain fiscal order during a strong economy is to make room for a robust fiscal response during times of crisis. Looking back, it’s...

Fed Mortgage-Backed Security Purchases Reached a New Record

The Federal Reserve purchased nearly $180 billion in Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) last week, more than any week in history — including...

COVID Response: How Much Money Has Been Made Available So Far?

The fiscal and monetary policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crisis has been both swift and substantial.

Join Us on Giving Tuesday to Help Those in Need

As the country continues to combat COVID-19, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is coming to you with a unique request.