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The Cost of the Trump and Biden COVID Response Plans

The COVID pandemic has caused considerable economic damage and human suffering. Policymakers responded aggressively this spring to address the...

Update: COVID-Related State & Local Aid Will Total $280 Billion

Our update to COVID Money Tracker this week incorporated new Medicaid estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). These new Medicaid...

Maya MacGuineas Joins CNBC to Discuss COVID Relief and Presidential Campaign Plans

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on CNBC. She joined the show to discuss the negotiations over...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2021

Updated 9/30/2020: The Senate cleared a continuing resolution through Dec. 11, 2020 , on Wednesday, Sept. 30, that the House passed on Tuesday, Sept...

Presidential Candidates Ought to Share Their Plans for the Debt

For Immediate Release The first of three presidential debates will take place tonight, with much of the focus on near-term issues such as the COVID...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2020, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary...

COVID Relief Includes $360 Billion of State and Local Aid

This analysis has been updated based on new information . As of October 15, we estimate roughly $280 billion of allowed federal aid to state and...

$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...

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: About 55 percent of those...