Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

House of Representatives

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$200 Billion in Mandatory Savings Should Not Be Too Difficult

One of the debates preceding the House Budget resolution was whether the resolution should call for $200 billion of mandatory savings. This week's...
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Options for Meeting the House Budget's Reconciliation Instructions

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 House budget resolution includes reconciliation instructions requiring 11 House committees to report legislation that...
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House Budget Committee Releases FY 2018 Budget

House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black (R-TN) today released the Chairman’s mark of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 House budget resolution. The...
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The Byrd Rule and Its Effect on Health Reform: A Short Guide

Recent press reports have suggested that amendments to the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—legislation to replace "Obamacare"—might run afoul of a...
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What CBO Says About the House Obamacare Replacement

Update (3/21/2017): These numbers are relevant for the original version of the American Health Care Act. An amended version was released on March 20...
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Mar 8, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

How Much Does the House GOP Tax Plan Cost?

The tax reform conversation so far has mostly focused on House Republicans' "Better Way" Blueprint released last summer (we explain the plan in...

Congressman Renacci Introduces “Budget Enforcement Awareness Resolution”

Last month, Representative Jim Renacci (R-OH) introduced the “Budget Enforcement Awareness Resolution” in order to “restore...
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Johnson Introduces Social Security Solvency Legislation

Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security introduced a bill yesterday to make Social Security sustainably...
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Reconciliation 101

What is reconciliation? Reconciliation is a special legislative process created as part of the Budget Act of 1974. It is intended to help lawmakers...
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Expanding Medical Deduction Would Add to Debt

Congress is at it again - proposing to extend tax breaks without paying for them, and add new ones in the process. Today, the House voted to expand...

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