Budget
  • Chart of the Day: $10,269 in Covid Relief Per Person

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The U.S. has enacted about $3.4 trillion in Covid relief and stimulus over the last year, and Democrats are currently working to pass President Biden’s proposal to provide another $1.9 trillion. The...

  • Biden Talks Infrastructure

    By Michael Rainey

    President Biden met with key lawmakers and administration officials Thursday to discuss his goals for infrastructure and green energy. In comments ahead of the meeting, Biden said infrastructure...

  • Poll of the Day: Just 20% Say Biden Relief Package Is Too Big

    As lawmakers debate whether President Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package is the right size, a new CBS News poll finds that 39% of Americans say it is — and another 40% say it is not enough...

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    Deficit Jumps to $163 Billion in January

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The federal budget deficit rose sharply to $163 billion in January, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday, as the government pumped more money into an economy still suffering from the effects...

  • FILE PHOTO: George Washington is seen with printed medical mask on the one Dollar banknotes in this illustration taken

    Democrats Roll Out Plan for $1,400 Relief Payments

    Democrats are moving ahead with their plans to send $1,400 coronavirus relief payments to millions of Americans. House Democrats on Monday rolled out their proposal, which calls for sending the full...