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.
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...
Mar 31, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Comparing the FY2010 Budget Resolutions

 Last week, the Budget Committees in both the House and Senate reported out their respective versions of the Budget Resolution, to be considered...
Mar 31, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Staff Working Paper #2: The Budget Process

How could the current budgetary decision-making process be improved? This paper looks at the current process and how the concurrent budget...
Mar 26, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

CBO's Analysis of the President's FY 2010 Budget Blueprint

Last week, the CBO released its Preliminary Analysis of The President’s Budget, projecting a significantly worse fiscal situation than the...
Mar 9, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

More on the President's FY 2010 Budget Blueprint

Although CRFB commends the President for having a specific fiscal goal and for honestly budgeting for expected costs, several items and trends in...
Feb 26, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

A First Look at the President's FY 2010 Budget Blueprint

Today, the White House released an outline of the FY2010 Budget. The President’s budget has a specific fiscal goal, accounts for policies...
Feb 18, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Staff Working Paper #1: Budget Concepts

This paper looks at the 1967 President’s Commission on Budget Concepts and which concepts need to be re-visited by the Peterson-Pew Commission...

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