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Pairing Debt Limit Reform with Budget Goals

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has long called for Congress to establish fiscal targets and reform the debt limit . This approach...

Explaining the TRUST Act: Just the FAQs

Updated on 4/15/2021 to reflect reintroduction of the TRUST Act in the House and Senate. Today Senators Romney (R-UT), Manchin (D-WV), Young (R-IN...

Correcting the Record on the TRUST Act

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) yesterday confirmed prior press reports that the Senate majority pandemic response would include the...

Citizens Against Government Waste’s 2020 Pig Book Highlights Appropriations Abuses

Last week, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released their 2020 Congressional Pig Book to highlight the irresponsible spending that continues...

Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? How does Congress determine the total level of appropriations? How does Congress allocate appropriations? How are...

Growing Support for Bipartisan Budget Reform

A bipartisan group of 60 legislators led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX) , released a letter to House leadership in...

Representative Rouda Introduces Fiscal Responsibility & Long-Term Economic Security Act

While short-term borrowing and large deficits are necessary to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, policymakers will need to...

Correcting the Record on the Enzi-Whitehouse Budget Reforms

Prior to the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, the Senate Budget Committee approved the Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act .

PAYGO Tracker: FY 2020

The first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper. With deficits and debt set to reach unprecedented levels soon, lawmakers risk...