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Policy Basics

The budget details what the federal government will spend on particular programs and how it will finance that spending.

We analyze the President’s annual budget proposal and major congressional budget plans, focusing especially on programs for low- and moderate-income families. We also examine long-term budget challenges and promote measures to improve fiscal responsibility in an equitable way.

Roundup: Congressional Action on COVID Relief

Both the House and the Senate have passed a fiscal year 2021 budget resolution and will work in the coming weeks to pass urgently needed COVID-19 relief legislation. We’ve excerpted below CBPP’s...