Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

This paper has been updated here. As we’ve learned to expect, Congress seems to be waiting until the last minute to address several important...
Feb 6, 2018 | Budget Process

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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Jan 10, 2018 | Other Spending

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

This paper has been updated here. As we’ve learned to expect, Congress seems to be waiting until the last minute to address several important fiscal...
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Jan 4, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

One issue that must be addressed soon is the federal debt ceiling, which was reinstated on December 9, 2017 at almost $20.5 trillion. Since then, the...
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Budgeting for the Next Generation: A New Series on Children and the Federal Budget

The federal budget is arguably the most comprehensive representation of the federal government’s priorities. Policymakers use the budget to determine...
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Gimmicks to Look Out For in a Spending Deal

With Congress moving toward funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018, pressure is mounting to increase discretionary spending....
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Dec 12, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

The Year-End Debt Dilemma

As the year comes to a close, lawmakers have a number of legislative deadlines and a variety of issues they need or want to address – many of which...
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Nov 27, 2017 | Taxes| Economics

Can Tax Reform Generate 0.4% Additional Growth?

Well-crafted tax reform would improve economic growth. While pro-growth tax reform can generate some revenue to the Treasury from the added growth,...
Nov 7, 2017 | Taxes| Economics

Chartbook: Dynamic Scoring and Tax Reform

This presentation covers that tax cuts don't pay for themselves, smart tax reform can generate $300 billion to $400 billion of dynamic revenues (...
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Oct 31, 2017 | Taxes

Five Gimmicks That May Hide the True Costs of Tax Reform

The budget resolution recently passed by Congress sets the stage for fast-track tax reform legislation (a process known as reconciliation) that...

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