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View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
Jun 25, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

CBO's 2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Long-Term Budget Outlook, again confirming the budget’s unsustainable long-term trajectory...
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Jun 20, 2019 | Other Spending

A Plan to Raise the Caps Without Breaking the Bank

Due to the large temporary increase in discretionary spending levels for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, spending is...
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Jun 7, 2019 | 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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May 14, 2019 | Budget Process

Kent Conrad's Testimony on the Broken Budget Process

On May 14, 2019, former Senate Budget Committee Chairman and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget board member Kent Conrad (D-ND) testified...
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May 13, 2019 | Health Care

Analysis of the 2019 Medicare Trustees' Report

The Medicare Trustees have released their 2019 report, which makes projections for Medicare spending and revenue for the next 75 years. The Trustees...
May 9, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

CBO's Analysis of the President's FY 2020 Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget using its own assumptions to evaluate the...
May 6, 2019 | Taxes

Joint Letter: Don't Revive the Expired Tax Extenders

Below is a joint letter sent today to Congressional leadership and the heads of the taxwriting committees urging them against reviving the...
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May 1, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Letter to Congress to Abide By PAYGO

Below is a letter from CRFB President Maya MacGuineas to all Members of Congress asking them to offset the costs of all new initiatives....
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Apr 22, 2019 | Social Security

Analysis of the 2019 Social Security Trustees’ Report

The Social Security Trustees released their annual report today, continuing to show that the Social Security program must address its funding...
Apr 16, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

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....

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