Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Economy

How Does COVID Relief Compare to Great Recession Stimulus?

Congress has enacted five pieces of legislation and committed $3.6 trillion of fiscal support so far to address public health and economic...

What's in the $3 Trillion HEROES Act?

Updated on 6/3/2020 to reflect CBO's estimate of the HEROES Act.

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...

COVID Money Tracker: Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Projection Program (PPP) was established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help small businesses...
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The COVID-19 Recession Is Unfolding Faster than the Great Recession – and So Is the Response

The current economic contraction caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic appears to be larger than the Great Recession and is unfolding...
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COVID Money Tracker Launches to Enhance Transparency

Congress has already approved more than $2 trillion in fiscal measures to deal with the unprecedented economic and public health crisis caused by the...

Eugene Steuerle: Who Should Pay For The Economic Relief From The COVID-19 Crisis?

As Republicans and Democrats joined hands to provide the most recent of what might be several stages of relief from our national pandemic crisis,...

Budget Projections: Debt Will Exceed the Size of the Economy This Year

The United States entered the current public health and economic crisis facing high levels of debt and trillion-dollar deficits.

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