FY 2014 Budget Conference

Understanding the Defense Retirement Reforms in the Bipartisan Budget Act

As CRFB has explained in a recent analysis, the Bipartisan Budget Act under consideration in the Senate would replace a portion of the mindless...

How the Bipartisan Budget Act Improves the Long Term

As we've said before, paying for temporary costs with savings that grow over the long term is very helpful for the long-term budget outlook, as it...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in the Bipartisan Budget Act

On Wednesday, we published an analysis of the Bipartisan Budget Act, which would replace a portion of the FY2014 and FY2015 sequester with mandatory...

Spending Agreement "Splits the Difference" for 2014

On Tuesday, Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan announced a budget deal that set discretionary spending levels for the next two years,...

Diving Deeper Into the Budget Conference Agreement

With the details on the agreement reached by Budget Committee chairs Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA) made fully available yesterday, CRFB...

Could Postal Reform Be in a Budget Deal?

As budget talks continue, negotiators could turn to postal reform for budgetary savings.The United States Postal Service is currently in bankruptcy,...

Will the Budget Deal Raise User Fees?

As the budget conference committee continues its work on finding a bipartisan solution to replacing a portion of the sequester with better targeted...

Are Retirement Savings in the Budget Deal?

The budget conference committee is rumored to be close to a deal that includes changes to federal retirement programs, increasing the share that...

Could PBGC Premiums Be Part of a Budget Deal?

With Budget chairs Ryan and Murray apparently close to a deal, they may turn to PBGC premiums as a way to raise money without increasing taxes.For...

Will ACA’s Uncompensated Care Payment Reductions be Made Permanent?

Among the proposals that the budget committee is rumored to be considering to replace a small part of the sequester is an extension of...

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