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A Smaller Reconciliation Bill Should Retain Offsets

Policymakers are currently considering if and how to develop new legislation, in place of the House Build Back Better Act, under the reconciliation...

New Report Shows Student Debt Cancellation is Regressive

Recently, Adam Looney, Executive Director of the Marriner S. Eccles Institute at the University of Utah and a Nonresident Senior Fellow in Economic...

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...

2021 Inflation Totaled 6.7 Percent

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation data for December 2021 . Based on BLS’s data, we estimate...

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