Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

COVID Pandemic

COVID Money Tracker: Policies Enacted To Date

The novel coronavirus (COVID) pandemic and resulting economic crisis has been met with an unprecedented policy response. Through legislative,...

Eugene Steuerle: Who Should Pay For The Economic Relief From The COVID-19 Crisis?

As Republicans and Democrats joined hands to provide the most recent of what might be several stages of relief from our national pandemic crisis,...

Budget Projections: Debt Will Exceed the Size of the Economy This Year

The United States entered the current public health and economic crisis facing high levels of debt and trillion-dollar deficits.
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Apr 10, 2020 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Phase IV COVID Relief Shouldn’t Be Tax Cuts 2.0

In response to the unprecedented economic crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, lawmakers have enacted three pieces of legislation...
Apr 9, 2020 | Blog Paper Press Release

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Page

Information about the Coronavirus, the subsequent economic crisis, and response legislation is available from many different sites.

Bernie Sanders's Coronavirus Relief Package

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released his Priorities for the Next Coronavirus Relief Package, a plan to build on...

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Coronavirus Relief Package (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

On April 6, 2020, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget answered questions about the recent federal response to COVID-19, including the Co

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Will Cost $192 Billion

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the second of three packages...
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CBO Updates Economic Baseline in Wake of COVID-19

In anticipation of a score of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the second coronavirus response bill), the Congressional Budget Office (...

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