Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Press Releases

Donald Trump
Feb 25, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on President’s National Debt Comments

Today, President Trump said the national debt went down $12 billion in the first month of his presidency. Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee...
Jan 27, 2017 | Other Spending

Lawmakers Must Pay for the Border Wall and Other Initiatives

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday estimated the cost of a border wall with Mexico at between $12 billion...
Jan 24, 2017

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on Confirmation Hearing of Rep. Mick Mulvaney for OMB Director

Today, the Senate Budget Committee and Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held confirmation hearings for Congressman Mick Mulvaney to...
Jan 20, 2017 | Economics

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on the Inauguration of Donald Trump

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget welcomes Donald Trump and Mike Pence as the President and Vice President of the United States. The new...
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Jan 6, 2017 | Budget Process

Budget Reconciliation Shouldn't Add to Deficit

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has filed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 budget resolution being considered in the Senate that would restore the...
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Dec 8, 2016 | Social Security

CRFB Encouraged by Chairman Johnson's Social Security Solvency Plan

Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, released a comprehensive plan today to ensure Social...
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Oct 5, 2016

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on Vice Presidential Debate

Last night’s vice presidential debate included important fiscal issues that have been largely ignored in this campaign. Neither candidate...
Sep 26, 2016

Co-Chairs of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Fix the Debt Urge Moderators to Raise National Debt in Debates

The next president faces an unsustainable fiscal trajectory, with a rising national debt that threatens our nation’s prosperity and the...
Donald Trump
Sep 15, 2016 | Taxes

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on Donald Trump's New Tax Plan

Donald Trump laid out the details of a new tax plan today. His campaign estimates it will cost $4.4 trillion, about half of the $9.25 trillion that...
Donald Trump
Aug 8, 2016 | Taxes

CRFB Responds to Donald Trump’s New Tax Plan

In a speech today at the Detroit Economic Club, presidential candidate Donald Trump announced revisions to his tax reform plan, suggesting that...