Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Press Releases

Jul 13, 2017 | Social Security

Social Security and Medicare Continue Steadily Down the Road to Insolvency

For Immediate Release The Social Security and Medicare Trustees released their annual reports today showing that both programs continue steadily...
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Jul 13, 2017 | Budget Process

Today’s CBO Report Makes Clear Just How Far the President’s Budget Is from Balance

For Immediate Release Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its own estimate of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget. While...
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Jul 12, 2017 | Budget Process

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Strongly Supports the Sanford-Lee and Lee-Jones Amendments

For Immediate Release The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget strongly supports the Sanford-Lee and Lee-Jones amendments to the National...
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Jul 11, 2017 | Budget Process

The Budget Resolution Should Reduce, Not Increase, the National Debt

For Immediate Release The House Budget Committee is currently working on a fiscal year 2018 Congressional budget resolution. While the budget will...
Jun 22, 2017 | Budget Process

Long-Term Budget Should Be Used to Strengthen Fiscal Responsibility, Not Avoid It

For Immediate Release A number of policymakers are advocating the use of a 20-year budget window, rather than the more traditional ten-year window,...
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May 24, 2017 | Taxes

CRFB Applauds Administration Call To Fully Offset Tax Reform

For Immediate Release Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its first full budget (summarized here). Among other policies, the budget called...
May 22, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

President’s Budget Relies on Rosy Assumptions

For Immediate Release President Trump’s first full budget was previewed tonight. The budget calls for $3.6 trillion of spending reductions and...
Apr 26, 2017 | Taxes

Statement on President's Tax Plan

For Immediate Release Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, has made the following statement on the...
Apr 18, 2017 | Taxes

Tax Day is a Reminder of the Need for Comprehensive Tax Reform

For Immediate Release  In light of today’s deadline for filing federal income tax returns, Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a...
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Apr 5, 2017 | Budget Process

Fund the Government Before Shutdown – Without Gimmicks

The government is currently being funded by a continuing resolution that expires on April 28, 2017. The following is a statement from Maya...