Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Budget Projections

These 3 Parts of the Budget Explain 87% of Spending Growth

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest baseline shows that
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CBO Shows That Policymakers Could Make the Long-Term Outlook Much Worse

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a look at various long-term budget scenarios
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Mandatory Spending Makes Up the Bulk of Spending Growth

Over four-fifths of the growth in nominal spending over the next decade is driven by Social Security, federal health programs, and interest on the

CBO Sees Major Trust Fund Exhaustions On The Horizon

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that three major trust funds will deplete their reserves within the next ten years, with a fourth exhaust
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What If Interest Rates Are 1 Point Higher? $1.9 Trillion in Extra Costs

Interest costs are the fastest growing part of the budget, with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projecting
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Analysis of CBO’s April 2018 Budget and Economic Outlook

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its ten-year budget and economic outlook today, showing that recent legislation has made an already
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Chartbook: America's Deteriorating Budget Outlook

An updated version of this chartbook is available here

Maya MacGuineas: Federal Budget Increasingly Tilted Against Investment in Children

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt.
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Updating the U.S. Budget Outlook

Note (4/30/2018): This paper was published before
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Trillion-Dollar Deficits Could Return Next Year, But A Deal Could Make Them Worse

Trillion-dollar deficits will return next year, and a budget deal in the coming weeks could make them much worse.

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