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WATCH: Maya MacGuineas Testifies at COVID-19 Fiscal Oversight Hearing

To ensure oversight of the trillions of dollars in economic relief authorized to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, the

Maya MacGuineas's Testimony on Pandemic Response Oversight

On June 3, 2020, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Pandemic Response Accountability Committ

CBO Releases Options to Shore Up Highway Trust Fund

CBO recently published a report focused on options to address the impending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). 

An Update on the Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is one of the larger and most well-known initiatives that has been created to support small businesses during the n

Charlie Stenholm: We will have to face rising national debt

Charlie Stenholm is a senior policy advisor at Olsson Frank Weeda, P.C., and a member of the Committee for a Resonsible Federal Budget.

Eugene Steuerle: This is not your grandfather's debt problem

Now that the covid-19 crisis has produced predictions that we soon will reach a debt-to-GDP ratio previously seen only once before — during...

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...

Fed Mortgage-Backed Security Purchases Reached a New Record

The Federal Reserve purchased nearly $180 billion in Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) last week, more than any week in history — including...