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.
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

This paper has been updated here. The fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2018, and Congress has passed just five out of 12 appropriations bills...
Dec 20, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas's Testimony on the Perils of Ignoring Debt

On December 20, 2018, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the House Financial Services Committee on...
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Dec 6, 2018 | Taxes

Joint Letter: End the Tax Extenders Once And For All

Below is a joint letter to Congressional leadership and the heads of the taxwriting committees that it is time to end the practice of enacting...
Nov 8, 2018

Highlights from 2018

We celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. To help propel us into this hectic and...
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Nov 2, 2018 | Budget Process

Memo to the JSC: Joint Select Committee Reform Options

With the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) preparing for a likely mark-up during the week of November 12, we...
Nov 2, 2018 | Budget Process

Memo to the JSC: Including Debt Targets in the JSC’s Budget Process Reform Package

The statutory deadline for reporting legislation is moving ever closer, and public statements show a notable portion of the Members of the Joint...
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Oct 25, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

The 75-Year Budget Outlook

The federal budget is on an unsustainable long-term trajectory. With federal debt already high and rising, the country’s fiscal outlook in the medium...

Chartbook: Budgeting for the Next Generation

This chartbook corresponds to our project "Budgeting for the Next Generation"   
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

This paper has been updated here. The fiscal year began on September 30, has only passed 5 of 12 appropriations bills setting spending levels. If...

Budgeting for the Next Generation: Options to Improve Budgeting for Children

Children have less ability to meet their needs in the short term and more potential in the long term than other age groups, but federal policy does...

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