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.
Aug 27, 2019 | Economics

Break Glass Here: A Responsible Plan to Combat the Next Recession

The United States is in the midst of one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in its history, but there are signs that this prolonged...
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Aug 21, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO’s Updated Budget and Economic Outlook (August 2019)

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated Budget and Economic Outlook, showing that the national debt is on an unsustainable...
Aug 9, 2019 | Health Care

Letter to Finance Committee: Thank You For Working to Reduce Health Costs

Below is a letter sent today from Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas to leaders of the Senate Finance...
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Jul 29, 2019 | Health Care| Taxes

Letter: Nearly 100 Experts Warn Against Cadillac Tax Repeal

A group of nearly 100 distinguished health and economic policy experts from across the ideological spectrum joined together to warn the Senate...
Jun 25, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

CBO's 2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Long-Term Budget Outlook, again confirming the budget’s unsustainable long-term trajectory...
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Jun 20, 2019 | Other Spending

A Plan to Raise the Caps Without Breaking the Bank

Due to the large temporary increase in discretionary spending levels for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, spending is...
Jun 7, 2019 | Budget Process

Appropriations 101

This paper has been updated here. What are appropriations? Appropriations are annual decisions made by Congress about how the federal government...
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May 14, 2019 | Budget Process

Kent Conrad's Testimony on the Broken Budget Process

On May 14, 2019, former Senate Budget Committee Chairman and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget board member Kent Conrad (D-ND) testified...
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May 13, 2019 | Health Care

Analysis of the 2019 Medicare Trustees' Report

The Medicare Trustees have released their 2019 report, which makes projections for Medicare spending and revenue for the next 75 years. The Trustees...
May 9, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

CBO's Analysis of the President's FY 2020 Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget using its own assumptions to evaluate the...

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