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  • Washington Journal Shai Akabas Discusses the Unemployment Insurance  Coronavirus Pandemic
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    Shai Akabas on Unemployment Benefits and Coronavirus Pandemic

    Shai Akabas talked about congressional debate over extending unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic.

    466 views
  • Washington Journal Shai Akabas Discusses the US Economy  Coronavirus Pandemic
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    Shai Akabas on the U.S. Economy and Coronavirus Pandemic

    Shai Akabas talked about the federal government’s response to job losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    681 views
  • Washington Journal Shai Akabas Discusses the Costs of the Government Shutdown
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    Shai Akabas on the Costs of the Government Shutdown

    Bipartisan Policy Center Economic Policy Director Shai Akabas talked about the financial impact of the 35-day government shutdown.

    438 views
  • Washington Journal Shai Akabas Discusses the Federal Deficit
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    Shai Akabas on the Federal Deficit

    Shai Akabas talked about a report by the Treasury Department showing that the federal deficit so far for fiscal year 2018 reached $532 billion in May, 23 percent higher than the same period…

    439 views
  • Washington Journal Shai Akabas Discusses Possible Government Shutdown
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    Shai Akabas on the Possible Government Shutdown

    Shai Akabas talked abouta possible budget deal in Congress to avert another government shutdown.

    480 views
  • Washington Journal Shai Akabas Discusses Emergency Disaster Spending and the Debt Limit Debate
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    Shai Akabas on Emergency Disaster Spending and the Debt Limit Debate

    Shai Akabas talked about the potential impact emergency disaster spending might have on the debt limit debate.

    309 views
  • Social Security Sustainability Part 2
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    Social Security Sustainability, Part 2

    Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration Stephen Goss and Deputy Actuary Karen Glenn gave an overview of the program’s finances through the years and policy proposals to keep the…

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  • Washington Journal Shai Akabas Discusses the US Debt Limit
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    Shai Akabas on the U.S. Debt Limit

    Shai Akabas talked about new projections for the federal “debt limit,” which restricts the amount the U.S. government may borrow. Topics included the history of the debt limit, and what…

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  • Congress and the Federal Budget
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    Congress and the Federal Budget

    The Washington Center hosted a discussion on the federal budget and the U.S. debt. A former Clinton administration budget official, and a former budget adviser to Senator Bill Frist (R-TN)…

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