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Debt Could Be 20 Percent of GDP Higher than President's Budget Claims

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) typically publishes its own estimate of the President's budget about a month after the budget's initial release...

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Budget Deal Could Ultimately Add $2 Trillion in Debt

The budget deal lawmakers have agreed to would increase discretionary spending above and beyond repeal of the sequester and the caps set in law under...

CBO Finds Budget Deal Will Cost $320 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office has released a series of estimates for the budget deal announced yesterday. The deal would add $320 billion to...

Budget Deal Would Assure Permanent Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Note (2/9/2018): We have published an update to this blog reflecting passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. It is posted here. Lawmakers...

Budget Deal Will Bring Back Trillion-Dollar Deficits and Could Ultimately Add More Than $1.5 Trillion to the Debt

For Immediate Release Senate leaders have agreed to a massive budget deal raising the defense and nondefense spending caps for two years, increasing...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

As we’ve learned to expect, Congress seems to be waiting until the last minute to address several important fiscal priorities. One of the most...

Maya MacGuineas's Testimony on Continuing Resolutions, Omnibuses, and Shutdowns

On February 6, 2018, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Senate Homeland Security and...

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