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.
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Jul 8, 2020 | Budget Process

Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? How does Congress determine the total level of appropriations? How does Congress allocate appropriations? How are...
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Jun 29, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Webinar & Chartbook: Projecting COVID's Fiscal Impact

The United States is currently experiencing one of its sharpest economic crises in modern history as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic and...
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Jun 24, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Updated Budget Projections Show Fiscal Toll of COVID-19 Pandemic

We have updated our ten-year budget projections to incorproate CBO's latest economic forecast, and now project that debt will reach 121 percent...
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Jun 9, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Debunking Debt Myths in the COVID Economy

Federal debt held by the public is slated to grow by roughly $4 trillion in fiscal year 2020 and exceed the size of the economy by year’s end. Much...
Jun 3, 2020 | Other Spending

Webinar & Chartbook: What's the Status of COVID Relief Money?

On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law, the most sweeping economic...
Jun 2, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas's Testimony on Pandemic Response Oversight

On June 3, 2020, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee...
May 22, 2020 | Economics

Chartbook: The COVID-19 Crisis and Federal Response

The economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic has been sharper and more dramatic than any we have experienced in our nation’s history....
Apr 23, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Webinar & Chartbook: Unpacking the Next Phase of COVID-19 Relief

The Senate earlier this week passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act – the fourth piece of legislation aimed...
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Apr 22, 2020 | Social Security

Analysis of the 2020 Social Security Trustees' Report

Today, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report, showing that Social Security faces a precarious and worsening financial...
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Mar 30, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

CBO’s Analysis of the President’s FY 2021 Budget

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget using its own assumptions to...

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