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What Will Build Back Better Mean for Inflation?

With inflation on track to reach its highest annual rate since 1990, experts and advocates are in disagreement over whether the Build Back Better Act...

Senate Should Make Build Back Better, Better

For Immediate Release The Senate this month is planning to consider the $2.4 trillion Build Back Better Act, which passed the House of...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2022

Updated 12/2/21: The House passed a new FY 2022 continuing resolution through Feb. 18, 2022 , on Thursday, Dec. 2, by a 221-212 vote . The Senate...

Congress' December Challenges Can't Wait

For Immediate Release As lawmakers continue to debate the Build Back Better reconciliation bill, they have a number of pressing deadlines and policy...

A Permanent Build Back Better Act Could Cost $4.8 Trillion

Last month, we estimated the Build Back Better Act in the House of Representatives would cost $4.9 trillion if made permanent and add $3 trillion to...

UPDATE: Build Back Better Visualized

The House passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376) last week. When combined with the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (H...

Build Back Better Act Score Highlights Need for Improvements

For Immediate Release Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published its full score and estimate of the House Build Back Better Act ( see our...

Build Back Better Cost Would Double with Extensions

Note (11/30/2021): We have since published an updated analysis of the House-passed bill based on estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. Read...

What's in the House's Build Back Better Act?

We have published an full estimate of the House's Build Back Better Act based on CBO's scores of the bill here . The House is poised to vote this...