Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Budget Process and Rules

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The Byrd Rule and Its Effect on Health Reform: A Short Guide

Recent press reports have suggested that amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—legislation to replace "Obamacare"—might run afoul of a...
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The Better Budget Process Initiative: Setting the Benchmark: Reforms to Budget Baseline Rules

Budget baselines are among the most important – but widely misunderstood – elements of budgeting and policymaking. The budgetary impact...

Renacci, Kilmer, and Bipartisan Working Group Propose Bill Highlighting the “Fiscal State of the Nation”

Hoping to inspire a fiscal “wake-up call” in the new session of Congress, Representatives Jim Renacci (R-OH), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), and 40...

Congressman Renacci Introduces “Budget Enforcement Awareness Resolution”

Last month, Representative Jim Renacci (R-OH) introduced the “Budget Enforcement Awareness Resolution” in order to “restore...

Maya MacGuineas and Stuart Butler Publish Joint Paper Over Long-Term Budgeting

CRFB president Maya MacGuineas and Brookings Institution senior fellow Stuart Butler published a paper last week outlining a plan to create a long-...

A Long-Term Budget for Entitlements and Required Revenues

by Stuart Butler and Maya MacGuineas This paper represents a joint project of the Brookings Institution and Committee for a Responsible Federal...

Chairman Enzi Introduces FY 2017 Budget Resolution Providing for ACA Repeal in Senate

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced a budget resolution for fiscal year (FY) 2017 today narrowly focused on repealing the...
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Event Recap: Gene Steuerle Explains How the Budget Offices Can Reframe Our Long-Term Budget Problems

At the Savings and Retirement Foundation’s December meeting, Gene Steuerle, Urban Institute Fellow and CRFB Board Member, presented his recent...
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Event Recap: Chairman Price Releases Budget Process Agenda

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) outlined his recommendations for budget process reforms last week during a keynote lecture at an...
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Reconciliation 101

What is reconciliation? Reconciliation is a special legislative process created as part of the Budget Act of 1974. It is intended to help lawmakers...

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