Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Economic Recovery Measures

Four Key Elements of the American Rescue Plan

In light of the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis, there has been strong int

Five Ways to Improve the House COVID Relief Package

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan currently under consideration in the House includes a number of important policies to help end the pandemic,...
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What's in the $1.9 Trillion House COVID Relief Bill?

The House of Representives is currently in the process of considering the next COVID relief bill. Nine of the 12 House committees have approve

State and Local Governments Do Not Need Half a Trillion in COVID Relief

The American Rescue Plan currently making its way through Congress contains over $500 billion of aid to state and local governments. 

Voices Skeptical of the Size of $1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Plan

Congress is currently marking up a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package using budget reconciliation.

President Biden's $1.9 Trillion COVID Plan vs. the GOP $618 Billion Plan: A Comparison

President Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” for Congress to enact this spring as a COVID relief package.

America Faces a $380 Billion Output Gap

Today's economic projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show the

How Much COVID Relief Money Is Left?

Note: Data updates on February 3, 2021 reduce the difference between legislative amount allowed and committed/disbursed from $1.3 trillion to $

Debt Cancellation and SALT Cap Repeal Would Benefit Higher Earners

In her recent Washington Post column, Catherine Rampell argues progressives should “be more progressive in an old-fashioned sense: by helping...

Four-Fifths of Stimulus Checks Have Been Sent

In the first three days of distributing the second round of stimulus checks approved by Congress in the

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