Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

COVID Pandemic

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
Charles Stenholm

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...

Maya MacGuineas Joins Fox Business to Discuss Federal Debt Projections

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on Mornings with Maria on Fox Business.

Chartbook: The COVID-19 Crisis and Federal Response

The economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic has been sharper and more dramatic than any we have experienced in our nation’s history.

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...

CBO Releases Interim Economic Projections

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a new set of economic projections for 2020 and 2021 showing a sharp economic contraction during...
May 15, 2020 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

75% of Economic Impact Payments Have Been Paid So Far

The $1.7 trillion CARES Act included an estimated $293 billion for direct payments to individuals, officially deemed “Economic Impact Payments...

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...

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