As 2014 draws to a close, we want to take a look back and thank everyone who has supported the effort. The Fix the Debt Campaign continues to grow and to lead the way in advancing responsible policies that put the country on a strong fiscal and economic course. Here are just a few of our accomplishments.
The 113th Congress came to an end this week with the passage of the government spending bill known as the “cromnibus” as one of its last acts. It was one of the primary accomplishments of this Congress, which says a lot about the quantity and quality of its work.
The just-concluded Congress is being chided for being one of the least-productive ever. The lack of action on the most important issues facing the country has reached epic levels, but is not new, a point that was reinforced recently by an updated report.
The recent drama over renewing about 55 tax breaks has drawn new attention to the problems with the U.S. tax code. Meanwhile, key policymakers are moving in the direction of reforming the tax system.
On Tuesday the Health Subcommittee of the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee convened a hearing on “Setting Fiscal Priorities” in the context of federal healthcare. The hearing examined ways to address the rising costs of federal healthcare programs.