Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

COVID Pandemic

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 econom

$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 re
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CBO Projects Debt Will Reach New Record

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its updated Budget Outlook, showing th
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How Much COVID Relief Have Public and Private Schools Received?

At least $42 billion has been committed or disbursed to the education sector from COVID relief legislation. We estimate:

$412 Billion in COVID Funds Are Earmarked for the Health Industry

Our state-of-the-art interactive COVID Money Tracker tool can be used to see that at least $412 billion of COVID releif funds have been...

Janet Yellen and Jared Bernstein: The Senate Is on Vacation While Americans Starve

Janet Yellen is a Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, a former Chair of the Feder

How Much COVID Relief Has Been Spent So Far?

Our brand new, state-of-the-art interactive COVID Money Tracker tool follows every dollar authoriz
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How Much Would President Trump's Executive Orders Cost?

President Trump signed four memos and executive orders this afternoon increasing unemployment benefits, deferring payroll taxes, extending...

Comparing the Heroes and HEALS Acts

As lawmakers formulate the next round of fiscal relief to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, two pieces of legislation have emer
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How Much Have States Spent from the Coronavirus Relief Fund?

The Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) A

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