Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Congressional Budgets

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House and Senate Move Forward on FY 2018 Appropriations

The appropriations season is moving forward before Congress has passed a budget. Below, we explain how that can happen. Typically, Congress is...
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$200 Billion in Mandatory Savings Should Not Be Too Difficult

One of the debates preceding the House Budget resolution was whether the resolution should call for $200 billion of mandatory savings. This week's...
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The Progressive Caucus "People's Budget"

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released their “The People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance.” The budget is the first...
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Eight Gimmicks to Look Out For This Budget Season

In the coming days and weeks, the Trump Administration is expected to release its full Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget proposal, and the House and...

Drivers of Spending Growth in the Long Term

The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest Long-Term Budget Outlook projects that federal debt held by the public will exceed the size of the...

CRFB to Budget Committee Chairmen: Focus on the Debt

We sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black (R-TN) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) last week asking them to...
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Budget Will Be Difficult to Balance Without ACA Savings

For the past three years, Republicans have proposed budgets with a goal of achieving balance within the next decade. However, that goal will be much...
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Congressional Progressive Caucus Releases Alternative to House Budget

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released their “People’s Budget,” an alternative to the House budget released last week. The budget offers...
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Republican Study Committee Publishes Alternative FY 2017 Budget

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has released an alternative to the House Republican budget that outlines their vision for the country...
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House Budget Confirms It Takes $8 Trillion to Balance the Budget

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 House budget resolution that advanced out of the House Budget Committee last week keeps up the recent tradition of...

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