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COVID Relief Includes $360 Billion of State and Local Aid

Most state and local governments are experiencing substantial revenue losses and new spending needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic...

Congress Must Reach Quick, Reasonable Funding Deal

With government funding set to expire at the end of this month, lawmakers are negotiating to avert a potential shutdown in the middle of the COVID-19...

CBO Projects Major Trust Fund Exhaustions on the Horizon

A number of important federal programs — including Social Security and Medicare — are financed through dedicated revenue sources and managed through...

$2.2 of $4 Trillion in Fiscal Relief is Out the Door

We update our interactive COVID Money Tracker tool every week to reflect new COVID relief spending and estimates. This week's updates are...

Comparing President Trump’s Record to His 2016 Agenda

During the 2016 campaign, US Budget Watch estimated that then-candidate Donald Trump’s proposed agenda would add $4.6 trillion to budget deficits...

CBO Reports $198 Billion Deficit for August, Pushing FY 2020 Total to $3 Trillion

For Immediate Release The United States' budget deficit for the month of August was $198 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The...

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