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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 12/7/2018: A two-week continuing resolution was signed on December 7. Five of 12 appropriations bills have been signed. The other...

Beware the Budget Busters in the Lame Duck

The lame duck Congress will return to Washington with an important to-do list that includes either finishing the seven unfinished appropriation bills...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The fiscal year began on October 1, Congress has only passed 5 of 12 appropriations bills setting spending levels. If lawmakers do not pass...

Congress Should Reform NFIP

Authorization for the nation’s primary flood insurance, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), expires November 30. Unless Congress acts to...
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Maya MacGuineas: Rescission Fight About Much More than a Few Billion Dollars

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

Options for the Pension Committee to Consider

As we recently explained, proposals from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans could include considerable costs. The Joint...
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CRFB on Facing the Future: Federal Investment in Children is Dwindling

Children are getting an increasingly small share of the federal budget, even as we are burdening them with immense debt. In an episode of the Concord...
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Does the Rescissions Bill Cut $15 Billion in Spending?

The President recently updated and revised his request to rescind some spending, removing some cuts from the proposal and clarifying others. The...
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VA Cap Adjustment Could Cost Over $55 Billion

The VA MISSION Act that passed both Houses of Congress last month may get a whole lot more expensive. As part of the Veterans Affairs (VA)...

Multiemployer Pensions: The Next Source of Budget-Busting Legislation?

The newly-created Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans is tasked with crafting legislation to improve the finances of the nation...

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