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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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2020, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary...
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Sep 9, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Comparing President Trump’s Record to His 2016 Agenda

During the 2016 campaign, US Budget Watch estimated that then-candidate Donald Trump’s proposed agenda would add $4.6 trillion to budget deficits...
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Sep 2, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO’s September 2020 Budget Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated budget outlook – the first to incorporate the effects of the COVID-19...
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Aug 31, 2020 | Health Care

Understanding Joe Biden's 2020 Health Care Plan

Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden has proposed a significant agenda to address health care coverage and costs. He...
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Aug 4, 2020 | Other Spending

Webinar & Chartbook: Where Does the Next Phase of COVID Relief Stand?

The novel coronavirus (COVID) pandemic and resulting economic crisis has been met with an unprecedented policy response. In March 2020, Congress...
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Jul 30, 2020 | Taxes

Understanding Joe Biden's 2020 Tax Plan

Former Vice President Joe Biden – the presumptive Democratic nominee for President in the 2020 election – has put forward a variety of tax proposals...
Jul 28, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas's Senate Testimony on Oversight of COVID-19 Fiscal Relief

On July 28, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs...
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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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