Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Domestic Spending

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A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget: An Update

Note: This paper is an update from our August 2017 piece “A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget.” It adds a new section on how to pay for disaster...

Senator Flake Releases "Wastebook: PORKémon Go" to Catch Federal Waste

Hoping to “catch egregious spending lurking in federal budgets,” Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) released Wastebook: PORKémon Go yesterday, highlighting 50...

CBO Releases 2016 Budget Options

The Congressional Budget Office released a report Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026, with 115 budget options that either increase...
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Governing through Leadership: Steps to Secure Our Fiscal Future

A Memorandum to President-Elect Donald J. Trump    TO: President-Elect Donald J. Trump  FROM:  ...

Senator James Lankford Releases Second Federal Fumbles Report

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released his second annual report on the federal government’s wasteful spending, Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways...
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A Lame Duck President in 2017?

by C. Eugene Steuerle, Maya MacGuineas, Tyler Evilsizer, and Caleb Quakenbush This report represents a joint project of the Urban-Brookings Tax...
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Analyzing Clinton's Health and Education Expansions

Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently unveiled expansions of her proposals for higher education and...

House Republicans Release Poverty Recommendations

The House Republicans' Task Force on Poverty, Opportunity, and Upward Mobility released a report this week outlining recommendations for poverty...
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House and Senate Move Forward on Appropriations

April 15 is the annual statutory deadline for passing a conferenced budget resolution though the House and Senate, which is intended to formally kick...
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Fact Sheet: How much money could Medicare save by negotiating prescription drug prices?

How much does Medicare Part D cost? Medicare Part D, which covers prescription drugs for the elderly, spent $62 billion last calendar year...

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