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Terms of Use

Welcome to the website of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (“the Center”).  The Center makes the materials and services available to you on this website subject to the conditions below.  If you visit this site, you accept these terms and conditions.  Please read them carefully. 


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Unless otherwise indicated, you may reprint, publish, reproduce or otherwise display materials created by the Center on budget and Policy Priorities provided that (a) the use is for a noncommercial purpose, (b) you attribute those materials to the Center and the authors of the material, and (c) you provide a link to our website (  Specifically, any article or materials that you copy or otherwise reproduce in this matter must be displayed with its by-line, if applicable, under the following heading:

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Editorial Changes Not Permitted

You may not make any editorial changes to articles or materials without first receiving express permission from the Center. This provision does not restrict excerpting portions of content in a manner that does not alter the editorial intent.

Limit on Use

Except as expressly permitted above, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any material produced by or for the Center.

Unsolicited Email Policy

The presence of email addresses on this site is not an invitation for unsolicited commercial email. The use of spiders, robots, and other technologies to collect email addresses from this site is prohibited. Senders of email are expected to abide by all applicable state and federal laws.

Representations and Warranties

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Our website,, may include inadvertent inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate these terms of use. Additionally, the possibility exists that a third party could make unauthorized alterations to this website content or features. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of, we make no guarantees as to its completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which’s completeness or correctness is in question, please contact us with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Center and its affiliates, and their respective members, directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation by you of these  terms and conditions, or any breach by you of your representations and warranties hereunder.

The Center respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the Center the written information specified below as required by 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3). 

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Notice of claims of copyright infringement on this site can be sent to: 

Executive Vice President for Operations
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
1275 First Street NE
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