Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Sen. Bernie Sanders

Adding Up Senator Sanders's Campaign Proposals So Far

UPDATED: Previous versions of this analysis were published on April 7 and May 9, 2016. The analysis below, updated on May 19, incorporates the...
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Debt Will Rise Under the Next President

Our recent updates and analyses of the fiscal policies of Secretary Clinton, Senator Sanders, and Donald Trump show that debt would rise from today...
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CRFB Mentioned in Three Presidential Debates

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has been mentioned by name in three presidential debates over the past few months. This is a good sign...
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Sanders's Paid Family Leave Plan, Explained

Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has a Family Values Agenda built upon current legislation that calls...

How Much Will Government Spend Under the Next President?

One interesting metric of any budget plan is how much it would increase or reduce federal spending. According to our latest estimates, all...
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Additional Offsets for Senator Sanders's Health Plan

In a recent analysis, we praised Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for proposing offsets to pay for his “Medicare-for-all” health plan,...
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Would Sen. Sanders Increase the Government by 40%?

During the Democratic debate on February 11th, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Senator Bernie Sanders’s plans would...
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Analysis of the Sanders Single-Payer Offsets

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the outline of a plan to move to a single-payer health care system in...

Does the U.S. Spend $80 Billion a Year on Incarceration?

At the third Democratic debate, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said "We are spending $80 billion a year locking up our fellow Americans...

Does Significantly Less Than 10 Percent of Defense Spending Go to Fighting International Terrorism?

During the November 14th Democratic debate, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said “We're spending over $600 billion a year on the military and...