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Congress Should Move Forward on Budget Process Reform

For Immediate Release Last week, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) released a series of discussion drafts with proposals to reform...

Budget Bill Caps Shameful Period of Fiscal Recklessness

For Immediate Release The Senate passed a budget agreement Thursday to suspend the debt ceiling and raise discretionary spending caps for two years...

Budget Deal May Be Worst in History

For Immediate Release According to press reports, Congress and the President are close to a deal that would lift discretionary spending caps by $320...

Maya MacGuineas: No budget. On the brink of default. It's a hell of a way to run a country.

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...

Budget Deal Should Be Paid For

For Immediate Release Congressional leaders and the White House are in talks to raise the debt ceiling and statutory budget caps before the August...

David Walker: It is time to confront fiscal failure

David Walker is a former Comptroller General of the United States (head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office) and past board member of the...

Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? How does Congress determine the total level of appropriations? How does Congress allocate appropriations? How are...

Hearing Recap: Fixing a Broken Budget and Spending Process – Perspectives of Two Former Chairmen

The Senate Budget Committee began a series of hearings on reforming the budget process on May 15. The first hearing, “Fixing a Broken Budget and...

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...