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.
May 28, 2009

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May 20, 2009

$4 Trillion in Exaggerated Savings

Washington Post | May 20, 2009 On two separate issues -- health-care and the budget -- the president has promised savings of $2 trillion. A total of...
May 19, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of the President's FY2010 Budget

Recently, the White House released its comprehensive FY2010 budget request, including detailed proposals for each agency, along with “...
May 13, 2009 | Budget Process

Staff Working Paper #6: Resource Allocation

Are the rules of thumb and categories we have explicitly and implicitly established in our budget process for resource allocation appropriate and...
Apr 23, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Staff Working Paper #5: Content of the Budget Resolution

This paper reviews the classes of information included in the budget resolution. It then examines potential changes to the contents in an attempt to...
Apr 22, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Staff Working Paper #4: Joint vs. Concurrent Budget Resolution

This paper lays out a model for converting the concurrent budget resolution into a joint resolution. It includes a description of the model and a...

Op-Ed: Fiscal Disorder - The Broken Budget Process and the Dire Need for Reform

Ripon Forum | April 21, 2009  This past February, four months after the beginning of the fiscal year, Congress passed the last bill needed to...
Apr 17, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Staff Working Paper #3: Fiscal and Economic Goals and the Budget Resolution

The budget resolution should prompt debate about the implications of budgetary choices and aggregate totals for fiscal and economic policy, both near...