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We Need Functional, Not Budget-Busting, Bipartisanship

The House and Senate appear to be moving through the appropriations process better and faster than any time in at least the last nine years. Congress...

Taking a Look at CBO's New Transparency Efforts

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has worked hard to improve transparency and accessibility of its data and analysis. Over the past two years,...

Three Measures We Hope the JSC Will Consider

The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) has an important opportunity to improve our broken budget process....

Panetta Recommends Budget Reform to JSC

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget co-chair Leon Panetta testified before the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process...

WATCH: Leon Panetta Testifies Before Budget Process Committee

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget co-chair Leon Panetta testifies before the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process...

Leon Panetta's Testimony on Budget and Appropriations Process Reforms

On July 12, 2018, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Co-Chair Leon Panetta testified before the Joint Select Committee on Budget and...

Budget Process Changes in the FY 2019 House Budget

The Fiscal Year 2019 House budget resolution contains a number of interesting budget process proposals. The budget passed out of committee last month...

CBO is Pretty Good at Estimating Spending

In March 2016, CBO estimated the federal government would spend $4.06 trillion for fiscal year (FY) 2017 – a number that would increase to $4.08...

The Better Budget Process Initiative: Recommendations for the JSC

The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) has the opportunity to make important improvements to the budget process...