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Shutdown is a National Embarrassment

For Immediate Release Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said the following about the government shutdown...

President Trump's Fiscal Record So Far

As the first year of the Trump Presidency closes, it is worth taking a look at how the fiscal health of the country has changed since President Trump...

House Funding Plan Shouldn’t Be An Excuse to Add to the Debt

For Immediate Release Last night, House Republicans released a new plan to extend discretionary government funding through mid-February. The...

National Economists Club Speech: The Return of Trillion-Dollar Deficits

As lawmakers return for the new year after the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), they also face a new budget outlook with higher debt,...

Sizing Up Revenue With the Tax Bill Enacted

As lawmakers return for the new year after the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), they also face a new budget outlook with significantly...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

One issue that must be addressed soon is the federal debt ceiling, which was reinstated on December 9, 2017 at almost $20.5 trillion....

We Need to Break Our Addiction to Debt

For Immediate Release Congress is currently debating a deal to increase spending caps and fund the government through the remainder of the current...

CRFB's Top 10 Charts of 2017

The year 2017 was a busy time for budget policy as lawmakers considered major legislation dealing with health care and taxes following the...

Lawmakers Are Getting Closer to Bringing Back Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Lawmakers are closer to making trillion-dollar deficits a reality again by next fiscal year as a result of the passage of the final, conferenced...