Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Press Releases

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Aug 30, 2017 | Taxes

Statement on President Trump's Tax Speech

For Immediate Release Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas released the following statement in response to President...
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Aug 2, 2017 | Budget Process

We Must Increase the Statutory Debt Limit and Take Action to Deal with the Debt

For Immediate Release The United States government is quickly approaching the deadline for raising the debt ceiling. Maya MacGuineas, president of...
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Jul 27, 2017 | Budget Process

Using Gimmicks to Pass a Spending Bill that Busts Budget Limits Is Reckless and Fiscally Irresponsible

For Immediate Release The House of Representatives is considering a so-called “minibus” spending bill combining the defense, military construction,...
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Jul 26, 2017 | Budget Process

A Dangerous Effort to Undermine the Work of the Congressional Budget Office

For Immediate Release When the House of Representatives considers the so-called appropriations “minibus” for fiscal year 2018, which includes...
Jul 18, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

House GOP Budget a Solid First Step, But More Work is Needed

For Immediate Release The House Budget Committee released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget resolution Tuesday that calls for balancing the budget...
Jul 13, 2017 | Social Security

Social Security and Medicare Continue Steadily Down the Road to Insolvency

For Immediate Release The Social Security and Medicare Trustees released their annual reports today showing that both programs continue steadily...
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Jul 13, 2017 | Budget Process

Today’s CBO Report Makes Clear Just How Far the President’s Budget Is from Balance

For Immediate Release Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its own estimate of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget. While...
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Jul 12, 2017 | Budget Process

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Strongly Supports the Sanford-Lee and Lee-Jones Amendments

For Immediate Release The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget strongly supports the Sanford-Lee and Lee-Jones amendments to the National...
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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,...