Debt & Deficits


VA Health Bill Should Be Offset

The House will vote this week on a bill that would temporarily extend then replace the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans facing...

A "Cheat Sheet" to Our Recent Work on Debt

Over the past month, we've been explaining different elements of CBO's recent budget outlook. Below is a summary of our recent work. Decade of...

Budget Barometer: 6 Key Debt Numbers

A good way to judge the national debt is as a share of the overall economy (or GDP). Based on the latest figures from the Congressional Budget...
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Interest Spending is on Course to Triple

According to CBO's latest projections, the rising cost of interest on the debt is a significant driver of growing deficits and debt. In this...

Debt Could be Twice the Size of the Economy by Mid-Century

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) recent ten-year budget projections show that debt is on course to exceed the size of the economy in just...
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IMF: US is the Only Advanced Economy With Debt Rising

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a new report yesterday projecting that debt as a share of GDP will decline over the next five years for...

More Than Half of Next Year's Deficit is Congress's Fault

The budget deficit will approach the trillion-dollar mark next year, according to recent projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Well...
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Analysis of CBO’s April 2018 Budget and Economic Outlook

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its ten-year budget and economic outlook today, showing that recent legislation has made an already...

New From CBO: Trillion-Dollar Deficits Will Return In Two Years

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its latest baseline projections – the first since last June and the first to incorporate the...
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Chartbook: America's Deteriorating Budget Outlook

An updated version of this chartbook is available here Below is a chartbook on America's deteriorating budget outlook.