Emily Wielk

Visiting Fellow

Emily Wielk is a Policy Analyst for BPC’s Economic Policy Program, where her portfolio includes tax policy, working families support, and educational programming on fiscal policy. Prior to this role, Wielk interned with the EPP team, contributing to projects on tax policy and Social Security. Wielk holds a B.A. Public Policy and Sociology from Gettysburg College and a M.A. in Public Policy and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the George Washington University.

Grappling with the Nation's Pressing Fiscal Challenges

February 8, 2024

The U.S. fiscal house stands on shaky ground. Marked by a federal debt that has eclipsed $34 trillion, growing annual deficits, persistent inflation, and rising interest costs, Americans are increasingly frustrated by both the risks they present as well as the partisan gridlock in Washington over how to address them. America’s fiscal challenge is even more acute today given the significant economic issues that the 119th Congress and next administration will immediately face including the debt limit, tax reform, and Social Security and Medicare solvency, to name a few.

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