Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Appropriations

Top 14 Charts About the Budget in 2014

This year was an eventful one for the federal budget. To explain the year's events, CRFB wrote 427 blogs, 17 papers, and created more than a...

Budget Gimmicks in the CRomnibus Bill

The eagerly awaited $1.1 trillion "CRomnibus" bill was released yesterday, and given its far-reaching nature, many aspects are being...

Updated ISIS Request Should Set Bar for War Spending

As expected, the Obama Administration today issued amendments to its FY 2015 war spending (Overseas Contingency Operations) request, adding $5.6...

The President's Emergency Funding Request on Ebola

The White House this week requested an additional $6.18 billion in discretionary appropriations for the current fiscal year to cover the costs...

Lame Duck To-Do (and Don't) List

With the 2014 midterm elections mostly in the books, the current Congress will return from weeks of campaigning to finish some remaining items before...

A Drama-Less Happy Fiscal Year!

The calendar turns over for the federal government today as FY 2015 is underway. Unlike last year, which started with the government being shut down...
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War Spending Shouldn't Become a Slush Fund

The resolution setting next year's budget continues this year's levels of war spending, despite the fact that the federal government was...
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Appropriations Watch: FY 2015

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2020. Final FY2015 funding was settled through the "CROmnibus" bill in December 2014...
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Appropriations 101

Note: We have updated this paper, please see the latest Appropriations 101

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