Budgets & Projections

Concept_Pen and Calculator

Latest

GAO: "Federal Government Is on an Unsustainable Fiscal Path"

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its long-term budget projections, and, like other forecasts, it projects that debt will...

Why Should We Worry About the National Debt: Questions and Answers

“Why Should We Worry About the National Debt?” describes six important ways that the growing national debt will affect the budget and the economy....

Why Should We Worry About the National Debt?

Though the national debt is at a post-war high, the willingness of policymakers to address it seems as if it is at an all-time low. The last two...

Maya MacGuineas and Mike Murphy in USA Today: Disastrous Record Deficits Threaten US Future

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Mike Murphy is director of the Committee's new initiative, FixUS....

House Spending Plan Would Increase Discretionary Spending to Record Levels

The House Budget Committee proposal to raise the caps on discretionary spending would add over $2 trillion in projected debt over the next...

New Budget Cap Plan Would Cost As Much As the Tax Cuts

Earlier this week, the House Budget Committee reported a bill – the Investing for the People Act of 2019 – that would increase current law caps on...

Last Year Was the Only Where Congress Did Not Vote On a Budget

Last year was a historically bad year for the Congressional budget process. Since 1976, it was the first time that neither the Senate or House voted...

Tyler Evilsizer: Fiscal Negligence of Recent Congresses Must Be Dealt With Now

Tyler Evilsizer is deputy policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an opinion piece for...

Senate Budget Plan Includes Realistic Deficit Reduction

For Immediate Release: Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced today a Chairman’s Mark of the Fiscal Year 2020 budget...