Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Papers | December 2016

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Dec 14, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

The Cost of Rising Interest Rates

This paper has been updated and is avaible here Over the next decade, interest payments on the debt are projected to be the fastest growing part of...
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Dec 8, 2016 | Social Security

A Bipartisan Social Security Commission

In 1981, the Social Security trust funds were nearly empty and President Ronald Reagan and Congressional leaders in both parties appointed the...
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Dec 6, 2016 | Budget Process

Reconciliation 101

What is reconciliation? Reconciliation is a special legislative process created as part of the Budget Act of 1974. It is intended to help lawmakers...
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Dec 1, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Governing through Leadership: Steps to Secure Our Fiscal Future

A Memorandum to President-Elect Donald J. Trump    TO: President-Elect Donald J. Trump  FROM:  ...