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Earl Gregg Swem Library

An American Budget … Fiscal Year 2019

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Statistics

Basic volume for the proposed budget for FY 2019 by the Trump Administration.  Includes the budget message of the president.  From the Office of Management and Budget


2015-16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study … Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2015-16: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics

Describes the percentages of students receiving various types of financial aid and average amounts received, by type of institution attended, attendance pattern, dependency status, and income level.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Higher Education: Expert Views of U.S. Accreditation

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Tests/Assessments

The U.S. government provided more than $125 billion in FY 2016 to help students pay for higher education.  This report examines the strengths and challenges of the current U.S. accreditation system in overseeing the academic quality of institutions and potential approaches for improving the system’s oversight of academic quality.  From the Government Accountability Office


Estimated Deficits and Debt Under the Conference Agreement of H.R. 1 ….

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

Provides a nonpartisan analysis of the estimated deficit and debt resulting from the conference agreement between the House and Senate on H.R. 1, the Tax Cut bill.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Cost Estimate for the Conference Agreement on H.R. 1

Categories: Congress,Govt Finance,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

Presents findings of Congress’s budget score-keeper on the effects of the House-Senate conference committee agreement on the Tax Cut bill.  Finds the bill if passed as presented would raise the government’s deficit by $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Transferring Credit Risk on Mortgages Guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

Explores the nature of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as government-sponsored enterprises which are currently under conservatorship by their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  The report examines how some of the credit risk might be transferred from the federal government to investors.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Federal Debt and the Statutory Limit, November 2017

Categories: Govt Finance

Explains what the debt limit is and why it is important.  If the current debt limit remains unchanged, the federal ability to use extraordinary measures will be exhausted by late March or early April 2018.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Distributional Analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act … Excluding the Effects of Eliminating the Individual Mandate Penalty

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Taxes

Letter to Chairman Hatch of the Senate Finance Committee revealing the projected effects out to 2027 on federal revenues and spending at various taxpayer income categories from the proposed legislation.  From the Congressional Budget Office


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