Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
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View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.

POTUS Budget
Mar 30, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CBO’s Analysis of the President’s FY 2017 Budget

  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the President’s FY 2017 budget, using its own economic and technical...
Senator Cruz
Feb 29, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Adding Up Senator Cruz's Campaign Proposals So Far

Update, 3/8/16: Since this analysis was posted, the Tax Policy Center added an additional policy of Sen. Cruz’s tax plan to their analysis...
Feb 13, 2016

Adding Up Donald Trump's Campaign Proposals So Far

NOTE: This is an archive version of this analysis and contains out-of-date estimates. The most up-to-date analysis can be found here: http://...
POTUS Budget
Feb 9, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of the President’s FY 2017 Budget

The President has released his final budget today, laying out his priorities and proposals for fiscal year 2017 and years to come. The budget...
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Report: Analysis of CBO’s January 2016 Budget and Economic Outlook

  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its January Budget and Economic Outlook, today, adding more detail to a brief summary released...
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Nov 23, 2015 | Taxes

The PREP Plan: Paying for the Tax Extenders to Set Up Tax Reform

Before the end of the year, Congress will again consider renewal of the “tax extenders,” a collection of more than 50 expired tax breaks...
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Oct 15, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

FY 2015 Deficit Falls to $439 Billion, but Debt Continues to Rise

This paper was updated on October 15, 2015 to reflect the final end of year deficit as announced by the Treasury Department. The Fiscal Year (FY...
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Sep 30, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

Happy Fiscal New Year! 15 Numbers from FY 2015

Today marks the end of Fiscal Year 2015. As we look forward to the important work lawmakers face this coming year, let us also take a brief look...
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Sequester Offset Solutions (SOS) Plan

Download a 1-page summary of the plan.   Update 9/16/2015: The appendix was corrected to accurately describe the proposed change to federal...
House Budget
Aug 25, 2015 | Budgets & Projections

Report: Analysis of CBO’s Updated Budget and Economic Outlook August 2015

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its updated budget and economic projections for the coming decade, showing that...
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The Gathering Storm: Fiscal Clouds Amass This Fall

In early 2015, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) warned of the upcoming Fiscal Speed Bumps, explaining “...
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Aug 13, 2015 | Social Security

Debunking 8 Social Security Myths on Its 80th Birthday

August 14 marks the 80th birthday of the Social Security program, which was established in the Social Security Act of 1935. Over the...