Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Chartbook: The COVID-19 Crisis and Federal Response

May 22, 2020 | Economics

The economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic has been sharper and more dramatic than any we have experienced in our nation’s history. Likewise, the federal government’s fiscal and monetary policy response has been equally dramatic and unprecedented in scale.

These visualizations illustrate our nation’s fiscal state prior to the onset of the pandemic, the nature and scale of the current economic crisis, how the federal government has responded thus far, and the future implications of that response for the federal budget, deficit, and debt.

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