Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Bipartisan Path Forward

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Congress Can Pass Bills to Reduce the Deficit This Year

House Members appear to be resolving a disagreement over what this year’s discretionary spending cap should be. Some House Republicans have...

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...

Comparing the Major Budgets and Updated Simpson-Bowles

We've already provided topline comparisons of the budget metrics in the FY 2016 Congressional budgets and the President's budget, showing...

No, the New Simpson-Bowles Plan Does Not Call for More Austerity Than the Old One

We have already responded twice to a wrong-headed call from the Center for American Progress to abandon pursuit of a debt bargain in favor of...

The Re-Estimated Bipartisan Path Forward

The CBO has now spoken on how the President's budget would affect the fiscal outlook. Debt would fall to 70 percent of GDP by 2023, compared to 73...

A Roundup of Our Analysis on the Bipartisan Path Forward

Over the last two weeks, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has been analyzing the new proposal from former Fiscal Commission co-chairs...

User Fees in the Bipartisan Path Forward

Among the many proposals in Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles's new plan, “A Bipartisan Path Forward,” is the increased presence of user...

Education Reforms in A Bipartisan Path Forward

Although most discussion of Erskine Bowles' and Al Simpson's Bipartisan Path Forward has focussed on its health and tax reforms, the plan also...

Discretionary Savings in the Bipartisan Path Forward

Over the past few years, lawmakers have made the most progress in discretionary spending in the deficit reduction effort. Additional opportunities...

Budget Enforcement Provisions in the Bipartisan Path Forward

As we have written before, key elements of the Bipartisan Path Forward focus on reducing the debt as a percentage of GDP over the long term. ...

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