Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Offset Options

This page contains all of our published blogs and papers including lists of savings options that Congress could consider for deficit reduction, or to offset the cost of spending increases or tax cuts.

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Opportunities for Bipartisanship in a Divided Government

In 2021, the United States is likely to operate with divided or near-divided government.
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CBO Releases Options to Shore Up Highway Trust Fund

CBO recently published a report focused on options to address the impending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). 
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Budget Offsets Bank

The federal debt is at a post-war record high, deficits are set to exceed the trillion-dollar mark

Break Glass Here: A Responsible Plan to Combat the Next Recession

The United States is in the midst of one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in its history, but there are signs that this prolonge
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A Plan to Raise the Caps Without Breaking the Bank

Due to the large temporary increase in discretionary spending levels for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, spending
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Lawmakers Should Offset Latest Disaster Relief Package

Yesterday, the Senate voted to appropriate an additional $19 billion in disaster relief to aid the damage caused by wildfires, hurricanes
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Options to Offset An Infrastructure Package

A meeting between Democratic Congressi
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CBO Releases Latest Budget Options Report

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its "Options for Reducing the Deficit, 2019-2028"

Options for the Pension Committee to Consider

As we recently explained, proposals from the
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VA Cap Adjustment Could Cost Over $55 Billion

The VA MISSION Act that passed both Houses of Congress last month may get a

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