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How Might CBO Estimate the President's Budget?

When the President released his budget in May, the Administration estimated it would reach balance after a decade and reduce the debt-to-GDP ratio...

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...

Did the Trade Deficit Cause $20 Trillion in Debt?

In a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, President Trump suggested that the national debt is caused by years of trade deficits. However...

Analysis of CBO’s Updated Budget and Economic Outlook (June 2017)

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released updated budget and economic projections today, continuing to show an unsustainable picture of debt...

Highlights from CBO's June Baseline Update

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released updated ten-year budgetary baseline and economic projections. Like its previous projection in...

Build a Responsible Federal Budget With Our New Debt Fixer Tool

Now that President Trump has unveiled his full budget proposal and Congress is working on its own budget resolution, CRFB is launching a new tool...