PAYGO & CUTGO

New House Members Stress Importance of PAYGO

A group of ten new Democratic members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to House committee chairs on Wednesday urging them to better...
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Letter to Congress to Abide By PAYGO

Below is a letter from Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas to all Members of Congress asking them to offset the...

Budget Changes in Proposed House Rules

House Democrats are proposing a package of rules to govern the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress. The package contains many...

Congress Should Reinstate and Strengthen PAYGO Rules

For Immediate Release Recently, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer called for reinstating pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rules...

Maya MacGuineas: An Opportunity to Improve the Tax Bill While Replacing the PAYGO Sequester

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...

How PAYGO Rules Could Affect Tax Reform

Most of the discussion about rules that could prevent tax reform from increasing the deficit has focused on the Byrd Rule. Congress could get around...

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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How the House Trade Bills Abide by PAYGO

Big economic policy news came last week when lawmakers announced a bipartisan agreement (H.R. 1890) to revive Trade Promotion Authority in order to...
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PAYGO or No-Go: An Easy Way for Congress to Improve the SGR Bill

There's a simple way to make the $141 billion House-passed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) bill more fiscally responsible: don't...

PAYGO Kudos to the President's Budget

The President's budget follows the important budget principle of PAYGO, responsibly identifying tax and spending offsets sufficient to pay for new...

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