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News June 2, 2023

Marketplace: Women’s labor force participation rate reaches an all-time high

“When COVID hit, two events occurred that drove millions of women out of the workforce, said Lauren Bauer at the Brookings Institution: 'First, the service sec…
News June 2, 2023

Reuters: Analysis: Risk of US downgrade still on the cards despite debt deal

“'A second downgrade would matter, and perhaps more than even the first downgrade,' said Wendy Edelberg, director of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Inst…
News May 31, 2023

CNN: House GOP challenges CBO’s analysis of work requirements in debt ceiling bill

“A back-of-the envelope calculation by Lauren Bauer, a fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, yielded similar results to the CBO analysis. Th…
News May 31, 2023

Business Insider: Biden and McCarthy’s plan to change SNAP work requirements in the debt-ceiling deal could actually expand benefits — but not employment

“Lauren Bauer, a fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and the associate director of The Hamilton Project at Brookings, said during a media b…
News May 31, 2023

TIME: Why Janet Yellen doesn’t lose sleep over U.S. borrowing that alarms most Americans

“Wendy Edelberg, a former chief economist at the Congressional Budget Office, says better budgeting will be needed in the long run, because ‘you can’t have the…
News May 28, 2023

MSNBC American Voices: Combative debt ceiling process in question as deal is reached

“It’s really important to talk about the deal. It’s really important. It will affect the way the federal government does its job over the next two years, but I…
News May 26, 2023

NBC: Debt ceiling news: A deal could come soon, GOP aide says

“Even if one of those proposals was acted upon, it still doesn’t get around the larger psychological effects that would occur in the global financial markets …
Commentary May 26, 2023

CNN: The only solution to the debt limit crisis

“While use of unprecedented workarounds could indeed allow Treasury to continue to spend, such actions would not be without legal uncertainty and would not pre…
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