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By / 3.27.2020

Washington is finally responding with force to the coronavirus outbreak. This week, Congress agreed to the largest economic relief package in U.S. history to support families and businesses whose finances have been devastated by the crisis. These measures and more are essential for supporting public health efforts to contain the virus and preventing long-term damage to the […]

By / 3.19.2020

As the coronavirus crisis brings the U.S. economy to a standstill, millions of Americans have suddenly seen their cashflows grind to a halt. Congress took concrete steps to support the people most directly harmed by the virus with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was passed by the Senate and signed by President Trump yesterday after […]

By / 3.17.2020

The outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, has created a global market downturn and put the United States on track for its first recession since the 2008 financial crisis. Quarantines, social distancing, and other proactive measures that are necessary to contain the pandemic are already limiting commerce and disrupting global supply chains, essentially […]

WASHINGTON— Experts from the Progressive Policy Institute are calling on lawmakers to enact an aggressive stimulus package focused on strengthening automatic stabilizers and other measures that will not only help manage the coronavirus crisis, but also better prepare the United States for recessions that come after it. “Congress must swiftly pass a stimulus package that […]

By / 3.17.2020

Thought leaders across the political spectrum are embracing a novel idea to manage the recession caused by the novel coronavirus: just send everyone cash. Yesterday, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney proposed sending every American adult a check for $1000. Jason Furman, former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Obama, has proposed sending every American adult $1000 […]

By / 2.12.2020

After signing nearly $5 trillion of new debt into law since taking office, President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal provides the clearest look yet at how he intends to govern if re-elected in November. The ironically titled “Budget for America’s Future” is anything but: it proposes to slash critical public investments that lay the foundation for long-term growth, […]

By / 1.30.2020

The leading Democratic candidates for president have each made dozens of policy promises to voters over the past year as they campaigned for the opportunity to challenge President Trump in November. With the Iowa caucuses taking place next week, now is the right time to evaluate how these proposals add up: which candidates have given […]