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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2019, and Congress has enacted none of 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary spending levels. Lawmakers have...

2020 Federal Tax Brackets Are Here

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its tax year 2020 inflation adjustments for more than 60 federal tax provisions. To make these...

Budget Deficit Increases 34% in October

For Immediate Release  The Department of Treasury today announced that the deficit in October was $134 billion – a 34 percent...

Washington Should Pursue Clean Appropriations Bills

For Immediate Release Senior appropriators confirmed yesterday their plan to pass a second continuing resolution for fiscal year 2020,...

Mike Murphy: While Congress Makes Budgeting Look Hard, Americans Show How to Do It

Mike Murphy, the Chief of Staff and Director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's FixUs initiative wrote an op-ed that is...

Bernie Sanders's Social Security Expansion Act

This is the third policy explainer in our US Budget Watch 2020 series covering the 2020 presidential election. In the coming weeks and months, we...

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