Budget Process and Rules

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Omnibus Spends $110 Billion Above New Budget Caps

Last week's omnibus spending bill enacted a 13 percent increase in base appropriations, spending virtually all of the additional $143 billion allowed...
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William Hoagland: Congress Faces Challenging Times for American Fiscal Responsibility

G. William Hoagland is Senior Vice President at the Bipartisan Policy Center and member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He...
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Rudolph Penner: Instead Of Seeking Budget Process Reforms, Congress Should Cut Spending And Raise Taxes

Dr. Rudolph Penner was the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1983 to 1987, and he is an Institute Fellow at the Urban ...
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Budget Process Reform Options

With the appointment of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, focus is rightfully on how to fix our...
Maya MacGuineas

Maya MacGuineas: Federal Budget Increasingly Tilted Against Investment in Children

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...

Event Recap: Better Budget Process Summit

On February 26, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted the first annual Better Budget Process Summit on “Rebuilding Confidence in...
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WATCH: The Better Budget Process Summit

On February 26, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted the first annual Better Budget Process Summit. This year’s summit featured an...
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Budget Summit to Spur Action on Reform

For Immediate Release The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget convened the first annual “Better Budget Process Summit” Monday in Washington,...

Playing By the (Budget) Rules: Understanding and Preventing Budget Gimmicks

The breakdown in the federal budget process and erosion of budget discipline have led to the increasingly pervasive reliance on budget gimmicks....
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MacGuineas to Senate Subcommittee: Budget Process Reform Needed

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management held a hearing on Tuesday,...

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