Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

FY 2018 Budget

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Appropriations Watch: FY 2018

Appropriations season has heated up. Despite only the House Budget Committee approving a budget resolution, both chambers of Congress are...
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House and Senate Move Forward on FY 2018 Appropriations

The appropriations season is moving forward before Congress has passed a budget. Below, we explain how that can happen. Typically, Congress is...

Letter to Chairman Enzi Encouraging A Current Law Baseline

Below is a letter from CRFB to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) encouraging the committee to use a current law baseline. We...
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A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget

The national debt is currently at its highest share of the economy since just after World War II and is set to rise rapidly. Fixing our unsustainable...
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Using Gimmicks to Pass a Spending Bill that Busts Budget Limits Is Reckless and Fiscally Irresponsible

For Immediate Release The House of Representatives is considering a so-called “minibus” spending bill combining the defense, military construction,...

Mike Murphy: House Budget Rightfully Recognizes Threat of Oversized Debt

Mike Murphy, the Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote an op-ed that is...
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$200 Billion in Mandatory Savings Should Not Be Too Difficult

One of the debates preceding the House Budget resolution was whether the resolution should call for $200 billion of mandatory savings. This week's...
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Options for Meeting the House Budget's Reconciliation Instructions

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 House budget resolution includes reconciliation instructions requiring 11 House committees to report legislation that...
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House Budget Committee Releases FY 2018 Budget

House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black (R-TN) today released the Chairman’s mark of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 House budget resolution. The...
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How Committees Could Meet Reconciliation Instructions for Mandatory Savings

(Update 7/20/2017): The House Budget Committe has since released its FY 2018 budget resolution and reconciliation instructions. You can read an...

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