Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

FY 2018 Budget

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Trump Budget Spending Increases Aren’t All Paid For

Although President’s Trump “skinny budget” pays for most of its defense spending increases with cuts elsewhere, one-fifth of the spending increases...
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AHCA Saves Money, But Could Make Getting to Balance Harder

Update (3/23/2017): These numbers are relevant for the original version of the American Health Care Act. An amended version was released on...
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MacGuineas Explains the President's "Skinny Budget" and the Debt Ceiling on NBC and Fox

CRFB President Maya MacGuineas appeared on NBC and Fox News yesterday to discuss President Trump's new "skinny budget" and the debt limit. On...
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President Trump's FY 2018 "Skinny Budget"

The Trump Administration today released its "skinny budget," which details its plans for defense and non-defense discretionary spending for Fiscal...

Cutting the Smallest and Slowest Growing Part of the Budget

President Trump's March budget release will reportedly increase defense spending next year by $54 billion and cut non-defense spending by the...
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Is Trump Proposing One of the Largest Defense Increases in History?

In his joint address to Congress, President Trump said, "I am sending the Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the defense...

Pay-as-you-go: An Important First Budget Step

Today, President Donald Trump released his first budget outline calling for an increase in defense spending. The following is a statement by...
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What We’d Like to See in President Trump’s FY 2018 “Skinny Budget”

The Trump Administration is expected to soon release its first budget outlining the President’s priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and the...
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Principles for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution

The Congressional budget resolution is a guiding document that should establish the nation’s budget priorities, the approach to financing them...
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What's Needed to Balance the Budget and Meet Other Fiscal Goals

With debt projected to rise from 77 percent of GDP today to 89 percent by the end of the decade, our latest estimates find that fixing the debt is...

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