Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Appropriations

Appropriations Watch: FY 2016

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2020. Last updated 12/9/15. Lawmakers passed a continuing resolution funding the...
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CBO Forecasts Costs of Climate Change

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released new estimates of the cost of climate change, specifically as it relates to hurricanes. The report...
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Defunding Health Care Innovation Jeopardizes the Budget

In a move that could stall promising health care delivery system reforms and drive up entitlement spending, the House Appropriations Committee last...
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Updated Appropriations 101

Note: We have updated this paper, please see the latest Appropriations 101
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Van Hollen and Mulvaney Stand Up on OCO

One of the most troubling elements of the budget conference agreement was the use of the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account as a slush...
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Appropriators Jump the Gun and Start the FY 2016 Funding Race

The House Appropriations Committee kicked off appropriations season this week by starting to mark up their Fiscal Year 2016 bills at the same time...
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Senate Budget Takes Issue with CHIMPs

The Senate budget by Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) contains an important provision to limit a gimmick often used to increase spending using phony savings...

Update: Impending Fiscal Speed Bumps

Congress approached and addressed the first impending "Fiscal Speed Bump" this week, cleanly funding the Department of Homeland...

Are the Discretionary Spending Caps Sustainable?

The biggest piece of deficit reduction that lawmakers have accomplished so far is the series of caps on annually appropriated discretionary spending...

Fiscal Speed Bumps Will Keep the New Congress Busy

Although the 114th Congress is just getting settled, it will have to move quickly to address a series of deadlines with serious policy and fiscal...

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