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Coming soon: new tax incentives for low-income people to save for retirement

Dec 30, 2022
People who meet certain income requirements will soon be able to get a 50% match from the federal government on up to $2,000 they save in a retirement account.
A 2019 paper found many white Americans don't fully understand the true size of the racial wealth gap.
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Native American advocates welcome advance funding for Indian Health Service

Dec 27, 2022
The agency reduced care offerings during government shutdowns. Advance appropriations would provide a funding bridge when necessary.
Early funding for the Indian Health Service could help clinics serving Native populations prepare for health emergencies. Above, a community bulletin board with COVID-19 information in the To’Hajiilee Indian Reservation in New Mexico, May 2020.
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President Trump threatens shutdown as Congress works towards a deal

Jul 31, 2018
In tweets and in statements to the press, Trump says he’s willing to force a government shutdown over funding for a border wall. But Congress is actually making better progress than usual.
President Donald Trump.
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Will federal funding fix help prevent forest fires?

Jun 5, 2018
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources is holding a hearing on the 2018 Wildland Fire Outlook and Wildland Fire Management Programs today. This comes just a few months after a so-called “fire funding fix” was included in the omnibus spending bill. Last year the costs to fight wildfires exceeded $2 billion. Click the […]

Why budgets of federal agencies are “use-it-or-lose-it”

Mar 27, 2018
Federal agencies are now trying to figure out how to spend billions of dollars in the next six months. President Donald Trump signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress sent him last week, unleashing funding for fiscal year 2018, which is already half over. It’s a use-it-or-lose it situation for federal agencies. Click the audio player […]

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