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Friday, March 15, 2013

2013 Economic Report of the President

The White House released the 2013 Economic Report of the President today. The ERP is the President's sort of "state of the union" regarding the economy. It provides background on past policies and outlines how the Obama administration hopes to move forward on those issues. Lucky for us, immigration and fiscal policy are both important administration priorities right now. The"Jobs, Workers, and Skills" chapter addresses immigration, and the chapter on fiscal policy is obviously useful for the Finance Committee. I am not sure if there is anything on foreign aid, but administration goals, like a global effort for climate change (chapter 6), could become arguments in favor of providing some sort of aid to developing countries.

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