Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Debt & Deficits

Gene Steuerle: A Debt Straightjacket or a Misdiagnosed Disease?

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is the Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and a member of the Committee for a Responsible...
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Leon Panetta: Blowing Up the Debt is a Threat to America

Leon Panetta is a co-chair of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an opinion piece for USA Today. It...
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Leon Panetta and Other Former Defense Secretaries: Debt-Increasing Tax Bill Threatens National Security

Leon Panetta is a co-chair of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote a letter to Congressional leaders...
Maya MacGuineas

Maya MacGuineas: Missed Opportunity to Use Health Care, Tax Policies to Stop Debt Growth

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
Maya MacGuineas

Maya MacGuineas: $20 Trillion in National Debt Is a Big Deal

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Why Did Debt Jump $318 Billion in One Day?

On September 8, 2017, gross U.S. debt increased almost $318 billion after President Trump signed legislation temporarily suspending the debt limit as...
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Q&A: Gross Debt Versus Debt Held by the Public

On September 8, the federal government's gross debt exceeded $20 trillion for the first time. This mark serves as an important reminder of the nation...

Marc Goldwein: National Debt: Yes, Rising Annual Deficits Threaten the U.S. Economy

Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote a column...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

One issue that must be addressed this month is the federal debt ceiling, which was reinstated on March 16, 2017 as the debt approached...
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The Fed's Effect on Deficits and Debt

As monetary policy watchers descend upon Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual economic policy symposium, we...

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