Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Jul 11, 2017 | Budget Process

The Budget Resolution Should Reduce, Not Increase, the National Debt

For Immediate Release The House Budget Committee is currently working on a fiscal year 2018 Congressional budget resolution. While the budget will...
Jun 22, 2017 | Budget Process

Long-Term Budget Should Be Used to Strengthen Fiscal Responsibility, Not Avoid It

For Immediate Release A number of policymakers are advocating the use of a 20-year budget window, rather than the more traditional ten-year window,...
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May 24, 2017 | Taxes

CRFB Applauds Administration Call To Fully Offset Tax Reform

For Immediate Release Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its first full budget (summarized here). Among other policies, the budget called...
May 22, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

President’s Budget Relies on Rosy Assumptions

For Immediate Release President Trump’s first full budget was previewed tonight. The budget calls for $3.6 trillion of spending reductions and...
Apr 26, 2017 | Taxes

Statement on President's Tax Plan

For Immediate Release Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, has made the following statement on the...
Apr 18, 2017 | Taxes

Tax Day is a Reminder of the Need for Comprehensive Tax Reform

For Immediate Release  In light of today’s deadline for filing federal income tax returns, Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a...
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Apr 5, 2017 | Budget Process

Fund the Government Before Shutdown – Without Gimmicks

The government is currently being funded by a continuing resolution that expires on April 28, 2017. The following is a statement from Maya...
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Mar 23, 2017 | Health Care

House Should Postpone Health Vote Until CBO Score

House leadership is reportedly considering making significant changes to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), including repeal of the essential...
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Mar 16, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Statement on Trump's Skinny Budget

President Trump’s administration released its “skinny” budget today with a plan to release further details in the coming months....
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Mar 15, 2017 | Budget Process

The Need to Lift the Debt Ceiling

Tonight, the current suspension of the nation’s debt ceiling will end and the ceiling will be restored to current debt...