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Policymakers Shouldn't Weaken Build Back Better Surtax

To help finance new spending and tax breaks, the House-passed Build Back Better Act (and the Senate Finance Committee’s version ) includes a high-...

Build Back Better Drug Reforms Would Lower Costs

The House-passed Build Back Better Act includes several reforms to reduce prescription drug costs for the federal government, seniors, and the public...
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What Does Student Debt Cancellation Mean for Federal Finances?

We've previously estimated that cancelling all federal student debt would cost the same as the outstanding value of the loans, which is currently $1...

New COVID Wave Does Not Justify Further Borrowing

As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread through the United States, press reports suggest policymakers are considering additional COVID...

U.S. Borrowed $2.6 Trillion in Calendar Year 2021

The United States borrowed nearly $2.6 trillion in calendar year 2021, including $20 billion in December , according to the latest Monthly Budget...

Addressing Tax Expenditures Could Raise Substantial Revenue

While the House and Senate each has put forth its own version of the Build Back Better Act reconciliation legislation, the offsets that will be...

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