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Building Back on Bets

November 24, 2021
The Hill

"The Build Back Better Act (BBBA), now on its way to the Senate, is often described by proponents as a fully paid for transformational investment in our nation’s future.

Issue Brief

Biggest COLA Since 1982 (Just Barely)

Earlier this week the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for next year (2022) would be 5.9 percent.  That’s slightly more than the

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A Compromise of Convenience - Not a Cure

October 07, 2021

With pressure mounting to avoid a default on federal government obligations, Senate leaders Republican Mitch McConnell and Democrat Chuck Schumer, agreed to a temporary compromise: Republ

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Brinkmanship Isn't Leadership

September 23, 2021

For several months, Republicans and Democrats in Washington, DC have been barreling towards each other on a collision course over a pair of looming fiscal deadlines.