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Congress is back in session and lawmakers face more deadlines, like the expiration of highway funding at the end of the month and the need to keep the government funded. Check out more fiscal speed bumps with our updated infographic.
Deficits have come down from record levels, but the national debt still rose. And deficits will soon start to rise again, accelerating growth of the debt. Check out the latest numbers.
First Budget is getting the attention of Jeb Bush and other presidential candidates. Read more.
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) issued its annual report showing that the long-term debt is on an unsustainable course. See highlights.
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07 July 2015 - Lawmakers are back from a congressional recess and face a number of pressing issues, including several budget-related deadlines. How these fiscal speedbumps are addressed will significantly impact the nation’s financial situation. Our updated infographic illustrates the deadlines ahead.
01 July 2015 - Congress and the White House continue to largely ignore the country’s fiscal problems amid the latest warning from the Congressional Budget Office regarding our unsustainable debt path and how it will endanger the economy. Yet, there is plenty of support for action among those who understand what’s at stake, and there are lots of ideas to work with.
26 June 2015 - After a First Budget volunteer asked former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in Iowa about how he would address the national debt in his first budget if elected president, he began his answer by stating: “I see you all over and welcome you.”
18 June 2015 - The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Tuesday came out with its annual Long-Term Budget Outlook. In a familiar refrain, CBO once again warns that the national debt is on an unsustainable course that threatens long-term economic growth.
17 June 2015 - All of us at Fix the Debt are saddened by the passing of James Lee, who died today at the age of 62.
Melancon Critiques Government Gridlock
Charlie Melancon on the Jim Engster Show
Our National Debt is Real and Growing
Livingston: Time to Fix the Debt Is Now
Livingston Says Congress and White House Must Address the Budget
Mayor Landrieu joins bi-partisan effort to reign in national debt