Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Jun 22, 2016 | Health Care

Prescriptions for Controlling Health Care Costs: Statement by Maya MacGuineas on House Republican Health Care Release

House Republicans took an important step today in issuing their recommendations for health care cost control in the proposal they released as part of...
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May 20, 2016 | Budget Process

A Nation Without a Budget: Statement by Maya MacGuineas

Once again, we are a nation without a budget. Congress has blown past its own deadline for passing a budget and is now working on appropriations...
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May 17, 2016 | Other Spending

Christmas for the Pentagon Is Early This Year: Statement by Maya MacGuineas

The defense authorization bill reported by the House Armed Services Committee would funnel $23 billion of war funds to the Pentagon for basic...
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Apr 11, 2016 | Health Care

Fact Sheet: How much money could Medicare save by negotiating prescription drug prices?

How much does Medicare Part D cost? Medicare Part D, which covers prescription drugs for the elderly, spent $62 billion last calendar year...
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Mar 15, 2016 | Social Security

Fact Sheet: How much waste, fraud, and abuse is there in Social Security?

• The Social Security Trustees estimate that reducing benefits to restore solvency would require an immediate 16.4 percent benefit cut –...
Mar 1, 2016 | Economics

Fact Sheet: How Much Can the Economy Grow?

Since faster economic growth would represent a boon for wages and the fiscal situation, a number of Presidential candidates have been promising or...
Feb 23, 2016 | Budget Process

Pathway to a Responsible Federal Budget

Today, the independent Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) released a set of principles for the fiscal year 2017 budget resolution...