Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Papers | August 2017

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Aug 30, 2017 | Taxes

Tax Reform Should Not Add to the Debt – Here's 5 Reasons Why

As lawmakers return from recess and move onto the fall's agenda, tax reform remains the top priority for both Congress and the Administration. The...
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Aug 10, 2017 | Budget Process

Updated Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? Appropriations are annual decisions made by Congress about how the federal government spends some of its money. In general...
Aug 9, 2017 | Budget Process

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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Aug 4, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

The FY 2018 House Budget and Budget Gimmicks

The House Budget Committee recently passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget resolution that proposes a path to a balanced budget after ten years...
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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...