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.
Budget Process_Books
Dec 6, 2016 | Budget Process

Reconciliation 101

Note: We have updated this paper, please see our Updated Reconciliation 101.  What is reconciliation? Reconciliation is a special legislative...
Concept_DC_White House
Dec 1, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Governing through Leadership: Steps to Secure Our Fiscal Future

A Memorandum to President-Elect Donald J. Trump    TO: President-Elect Donald J. Trump  FROM:  ...
Concept_DC_White House
Nov 3, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

A Lame Duck President in 2017?

by C. Eugene Steuerle, Maya MacGuineas, Tyler Evilsizer, and Caleb Quakenbush This report represents a joint project of the Urban-Brookings Tax...
Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump
Oct 18, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

What Would Clinton and Trump Need to Do to Address the Debt Along with their Policy Agendas?

We recently estimated that Clinton's policies would likely add $200 billion to the debt over the next decade, while Trump’s policies...
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Sep 22, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Promises and Price Tags: An Update

Update: On November 2, 2016, we added an appendix to this update that summarizes the policies that the candidates have released.  The next...
Social Security
Sep 20, 2016 | Social Security

Sizing Up Social Security's Solvency Challenge

Social Security faces a large shortfall between scheduled benefits and dedicated revenue, and the program is currently on a path toward insolvency....
Sep 8, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB Co-Chair Governor Mitch Daniels's Testimony on the Direction, Drivers and Dangers of the Federal Debt

On September 8, 2016, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget co-chair and president of Purdue University Governor Mitch Daniels testified...
Sep 8, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Fix The Debt Co-Chair Senator Judd Gregg's Testimony on the Direction, Drivers and Dangers of the Federal Debt

On September 8, 2016, Campaign to Fix the Debt Co-Chair and former Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) testified before the Joint Economic Committee on "...
Alice Rivlin
Sep 8, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB Board Member Alice Rivlin's Testimony on the Direction, Drivers, and Dangers of the Federal Debt

On September 8, 2016, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget board member and Brookings Institution senior fellow Alice Rivlin testified...
Concept_Stock Market_Recession

Running on Empty? Fiscal Space and the Next Recession

The national debt increased dramatically during and after the Great Recession, rising from 35 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2007 to 66...

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