President's Budget

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What We’d Like to See in President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget

The Trump Administration is slated to release its budget outlining the President’s priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and the next decade on Monday...
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Policymakers Should Reform Student Loan Programs

Lawmakers will need offsets to keep year-end legislation from substantially worsening the debt, and one area we've suggested in our Mini-Bargain and...
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CBO Releases Its Own Estimate of the President's Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the President's budget today. The estimate shows, perhaps unsurprisingly, a much worse...
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How Might CBO Estimate the President's Budget?

When the President released his budget in May, the Administration estimated it would reach balance after a decade and reduce the debt-to-GDP ratio...

Price Confirms Double-Counting in President's Budget

One source of uncertainty in the President's budget is how much savings it contains from reducing Medicaid spending. In testimony last week to the...

CRFB on NPR's Planet Money: How to Get 3% Growth

Achieving 3 percent sustained annual growth would be incredibly difficult, yet that assumption is embedded in President Trump’s proposed budget. In...
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Maya MacGuineas and Robert L. Bixby: President Trump’s budget is ‘incoherent’

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, and Robert L. Bixby,...

Marc Goldwein: Three Smart Reforms in Trump's Budget

Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director of the Commitee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an ...

How Much Overlap is There Between the Trump and Obama Budgets?

We noted last year that President Obama's final budget might not be as much of a dead letter as many observers assumed. Though there was likely to be...
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Maya MacGuineas: Tough budget choices for Congress, the president

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

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