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Sep 22, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Debt Would Equal the Economy in 2028 With Senate Tax Cut

It has been reported that Senate Budget Committee has agreed to include reconciliation instructions allowing a tax cut of $1.5 trillion in the Senate...
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Senate Budget Should Pursue Fiscally Responsible Tax Reform, Not Unpaid-for Tax Cuts

For Immediate Release Reports suggest that the Senate Budget Committee is considering a budget resolution that allows for $1.5 trillion dollars in...
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Is There a Medicaid Spending Increase Under the Senate Health Bill?

President Donald Trump recently claimed on Twitter that Medicaid spending will go up under the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). It is...
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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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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...

Event Recap: Budget Process Reform - Senate Perspectives

On September 19, our Better Budget Process Initiative hosted Budget Process Reform - Senate Perspectives on Capitol Hill. The event featured a...

Three CRFB and Fix the Debt Board Members Testify Before Congress

On September 8, three CRFB and Fix the Debt board members – Mitch Daniels, Judd Gregg, and Alice Rivlin – testified before the Joint...
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The Better Budget Process Initiative: Senate Budget Procedures - Prospects for Reform

Before the Senate adjourned in July for summer recess, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) released an outline recommending changes to...

Chairman Enzi Proposes Budget Process Reforms

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) outlined his recommendations for budget process reform yesterday based on bipartisan discussions in...
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Senators Cotton and Lee Propose Ideas to Strengthen SSDI

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced legislation recently to help improve the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)...

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