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How Much Would $2,000 Checks Cost?

With the enactment of the Response & Relief Act yesterday, policymakers in both parties have called for expanding recovery rebates from $600...

The Response & Relief Act Would Support the Economic Recovery

President Trump is yet to sign the year-end bill that contains the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and accom

The Response & Relief Act Would Boost Income To Record Levels

Unlike in past recessions, personal income has grown during the current crisis as a result of the aggressive

What's in the Final COVID Relief Deal of 2020?

Lawmakers passed a new COVID relief deal on December 21, 2020, which was subsequently signed into law by the President on December 27.

What’s in the Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill?

Lawmakers Monday released the full text of a $908 billion bipartisan stimulus package, which was released in

Could a COVID Relief Deal Close the Output Gap?

Policymakers from both parties have endorsed plans to provide over $900 billion of COVID relief as part of a year-end funding deal.

What's in the $550 Billion Senate Relief Package?

Earlier this week we detailed the contents of the $908 billion COVID relief package put forward by a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers...

End-of-Year Deadlines For Congress

Many economic relief provisions from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other COVID-related bills expire at the end...

COVID Money Tracker Insights

Each week, we update our COVID Money Tracker tool with the latest commitments and disbursals from
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Canceling Student Loan Debt Is Poor Economic Stimulus

Facing a weak economy still suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been a number of calls for President-elect Joe Biden to...

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