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New Podcast Episode: The Biden Administration’s First Month

It’s The AAF Exchange — your source for clear, data-driven insight into today’s economic and domestic policy issues.

In our latest episode, AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin discusses the Biden Administration’s flurry of executive orders, immigration reform proposal, and latest regulatory actions. He considers the administration’s COVID-19 stimulus plan and whether it’s appropriately sized and targeted. Holtz-Eakin also discusses the implications of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and explains why Congress may use reconciliation to pass legislation

AAF products mentioned in today’s podcast:

  • AAF President Douglas Holtz-Eakin analyzes the administration’s immigration reform proposal in his Daily Dish newsletter “The Administration’s Stealth Immigration Reform.” Read the full insight on this proposal here. Subscribe to the Daily Dish here.
  • In a recent Daily Dish, Holtz-Eakin calculates the cost of the proposed $2,000 stimulus checks and considers a better way to target the money in “The Power of Targeting Relief.
  • AAF’s Director of Labor Market Policy Isabel Soto considers which workers are most likely to be priced out of the labor market should the minimum wage be significantly and rapidly increased. Read her analysis here.
  • AAF’s Data and Policy Analyst Tom Lee examines the administration’s “Buy American” executive order and calculates the percent of foreign-made products bought by federal agencies. Read his analysis here.

Whether you’re working from home or taking a walk, The AAF Exchange will keep you up to speed on today’s most pressing policy issues.

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