Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

FY 2015 Budget

Halfway Point of FY 2015 Shows Higher Deficit than FY 2014

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its Monthly Budget Review for March, rounding out the first half of Fiscal Year 2015. The...

Fiscal Speed Bumps Will Keep the New Congress Busy

Although the 114th Congress is just getting settled, it will have to move quickly to address a series of deadlines with serious policy and fiscal...

Top 14 Charts About the Budget in 2014

This year was an eventful one for the federal budget. To explain the year's events, CRFB wrote 427 blogs, 17 papers, and created more than a...

Budget Gimmicks in the CRomnibus Bill

The eagerly awaited $1.1 trillion "CRomnibus" bill was released yesterday, and given its far-reaching nature, many aspects are being...

Updated ISIS Request Should Set Bar for War Spending

As expected, the Obama Administration today issued amendments to its FY 2015 war spending (Overseas Contingency Operations) request, adding $5.6...

The President's Emergency Funding Request on Ebola

The White House this week requested an additional $6.18 billion in discretionary appropriations for the current fiscal year to cover the costs...

A Drama-Less Happy Fiscal Year!

The calendar turns over for the federal government today as FY 2015 is underway. Unlike last year, which started with the government being shut down...
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War Spending Shouldn't Become a Slush Fund

The resolution setting next year's budget continues this year's levels of war spending, despite the fact that the federal government was...
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Appropriations Watch: FY2015

Note: This page is no longer being updated. For the status of FY2017 appropriations bills, see Appropriations Watch: FY2017.  Final FY2015...

Economic Effects of the President's Budget: It's All About Immigration Reform

In its release this week of the economic effects of the President's budget, CBO found it would increase the size of the economy, mainly due...

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