September 9, 2021
The AAF Exchange — Ep. 85: Infrastructure, Reconciliation & The Almost-Post Pandemic Economy
AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin joins us to discuss the latest on the infrastructure bill, the reconciliation package, and the state of the economy.
- In “Highlights of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” Director of Fiscal Policy Gordon Gray explains how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed by the Senate and being considered by the House, was supposed to be a paid-for infrastructure investment measure but borrowed financing and arcane budgetary treatment of spending make reality different than advertising.
- In “Ending Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation and its Effect on Unemployment Claims,” Director of Labor Policy Isabel Soto looks at data from the 24 states that chose to end the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation prior to the program’s expiration to determine the supplement’s impact on UI claims.
- In “Assessing the Biden Promises: Infrastructure, Taxes, and Growth,” AAF commissioned Tax Policy Advisers LLC to assess the macroeconomic implications of the tax and infrastructure proposals in then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan.