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Jan 16, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

More Borrowing Not a Shutdown Solution

For Immediate Release Recently, several senators have suggested increasing next year’s discretionary spending caps as part of a deal to secure wall...
Jan 4, 2019 | Other Spending

The House Deserves Praise for Restoring the PAYGO Rule

For Immediate Release Yesterday the House adopted the rules package for the 116th Congress, which included restoring the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rule...
Dec 12, 2018 | Other Spending

Farm Bill: Another Lost Opportunity to Find Savings

For Immediate Release After passing the Senate by a vote of 87 to 13 yesterday, the House is expected to vote on the Farm Bill this afternoon....
Dec 11, 2018 | Other Spending

Policymakers Should Set Responsible Spending Levels

For Immediate Release Earlier this year, the Trump Administration appeared poised to recommend new discretionary spending levels that would have...
Nov 29, 2018 | Taxes

Tax Extenders Should Not Add to the Deficit

For Immediate Release The House of Representatives is considering this week the Retirement, Savings, and Other Tax Relief Act of 2018, which revives...
Nov 29, 2018 | Budget Process

JSC Failure is Disappointing

For Immediate Release The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) today failed to report its proposed legislation....
Nov 14, 2018 | Budget Process

CRFB Statement on Joint Select Committee Markup

For Immediate Release The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) today released a ‘co-chairs mark’ and announced...
Oct 24, 2018 | Taxes

Further Tax Cuts Would Be Irresponsible

For Immediate Release Recently, President Trump called for a new 10 percent middle class tax cut, which news reports suggest Congress is working to...
Oct 15, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

FY 2018 Deficit Was $779 Billion

For Immediate Release The Treasury Department today released a report showing the official fiscal year 2018 deficit was $779 billion, an increase of...
Sep 26, 2018 | Other Spending

Appropriations Process Still Broken

For Immediate Release Congress has passed a minibus appropriations bill containing two of the 12 appropriations bills and a continuing resolution...