Fiscal Plans

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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 12/7/2018: A two-week continuing resolution was signed on December 7. Five of 12 appropriations bills have been signed. The other...
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A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget: An Update

Note: This paper is an update from our August 2017 piece “A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget.” It adds a new section on how to pay for disaster...
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What's Needed to Balance the Budget and Meet Other Fiscal Goals

With debt projected to rise from 77 percent of GDP today to 89 percent by the end of the decade, our latest estimates find that fixing the debt is...
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Interactive Tool: Reforming the Candidates' Fiscal Plans

Our recent in-depth analysis Promises and Price Tags found that the national debt would continue to rise under a Hillary Clinton or a Donald Trump...

Senator Dan Coats Introduces Bill To Establish Fiscal Commission

Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) introduced the ‘‘Mandatory Bureaucratic Realignment and Consolidation Commission Act of 2016’’ (or the ‘‘Mandatory BRACC Act...

Five Years Since Simpson-Bowles: How Much of It Have We Enacted?

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform's (Fiscal Commission's) vote on the Simpson-...
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IMF: Fiscal Reform Boosts Economic Growth

The IMF has released new research showing that fiscal reforms enhance economic growth. These findings are broadly consistent with other analysis of...
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Op-Ed: Paving the Way for Sustainable Highway Financing

RealClearPolicy | May 21, 2015 Congress faces yet another deadline, and yet again is set to stall. This time, there literally could be a bumpy road...
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Four Takeaways from the Solutions Initiative Plans

The Peterson Foundation's Solutions Initiative III produced five different fiscal plans that would improve the current long-term budget outlook....
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Updated Appropriations 101

Note: We have updated this paper, please see the latest Appropriations 101. What are appropriations? Appropriations are annual decisions made...

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