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How the economy compares to when other fiscal bills were passed

A major Republican motive for passing their tax bill is to create economic growth. But the economy is doing relatively well right now compared to when other major fiscal legislation was passed over the past two decades, according to an analysis done by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for Axios.

Data: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget analysis of BEA and BLS data via Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios