Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

FY 2016 Budget

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Will Budget Negotiators Depend on OCO?

Recent press reports indicate that the ongoing budget negotiations between Congressional leaders and the White House may lean on the use of the...
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Senate Funding Bill Would Rely on OCO Gimmick

The Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this week posted a draft bill that would extend government funding until December 11 and avert a...
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Immigration Reform Drives Positive Economic Effects of the President's Budget

CBO released its estimate of the economic effects of the President's budget late last week, doing dynamic scoring for the President's budget...
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Second Half of the Year Means Plenty of Fiscal Speed Bumps Ahead

As we move past the midpoint of 2015, several fiscal deadlines are fast approaching. Congress is preparing to act on two important Fiscal Speed Bumps...
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Congressional Double-Take on Revenue

The Congressional budget resolution proposes to bring the budget into balance by reducing spending $5.3 trillion over the next decade while keeping...

Discretionary Spending and the Sequester in the Final Budget Conference

The budget resolution conference agreement has passed both the House and Senate. While we previously wrote about the conference's deficit reduction...
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Budget Process in the FY 2016 Congressional Budget Resolution

During the consideration of the FY 2016 budget, we continually wrote about the budget process provisions in the major budget resolutions as well as...
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The Basics of the Budget Conference Agreement

Yesterday, we discussed The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the Budget Conference, where we showed how the budget conference agreement was a mixed bag...
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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the Budget Conference

With the budget conference complete, it is now up to each chamber of Congress to pass the FY 2016 concurrent budget resolution. We've already written...

Update: Fiscal Speed Bumps

Congress sped through this year's second and third "Fiscal Speed Bumps" in March, ignoring the return of the statutory debt limit (though the hard...

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