Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Press Releases

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...
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Jul 13, 2016 | Social Security

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on Introduction of the Save Our Social Security Act

Rep. Reid Ribble and the co-sponsors of the Save Our Social Security Act deserve huge praise for putting forward a serious and responsible plan to...
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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 –...