Federal Deficit Reduction

No factor threatens the national economy more than the ballooning federal deficit. We need policies that help restore America to a sustainable fiscal future. 

Latest Developments

  • The FY2015 federal deficit is expected to reach $564 billion.
Where We Stand

  • CEA supports policies that encourage a free-market economy where entrepreneurship can flourish. Tackling the deficit will restore confidence and eliminate a significant weight dragging down the economy.
  • Small businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators are bearing an unfair burden as the government saddles them with mounting regulations and their related compliance costs.
  • Congress should encourage capital formation, investment in young companies and emphasize issues like infrastructure investment and national defense.


U.S. debt is on an unsustainable course.