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State-by-State Impact of Federal Budget Debate

Some members of Congress have suggested benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid while cutting taxes for the wealthiest 2%. The U.S. and state fact sheets below detail the impact.


Key Dates

  • Budget Conference Committee deadline to reach agreement on budget deal
  • Bill to fund federal government expires
  • Next round of sequestration cuts to be ordered for 2014
  • Debt limit extension ends
  • Debt limit to be reached

How Did We Get Here?

Congressional Republicans held the economy hostage in the summer of 2011 with a manufactured crisis. They threatened to tank the U.S. economy and allow America to default on its obligations—and they're doing it again.

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