President Trump has Signed $4.7 Trillion of Debt into Law
Our US Budget Watch 2020 project analyzes, estimates, and explains the fiscal implications of proposals introduced during the presidential campaigns...
CBO Releases Estimate of the President's Budget
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the President's 2019 budget today. The estimates show debt would continue to rise under...
David Stockman: Trump's Tax Plan Never Had a Chance
David Stockman served as the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Reagan administration and is currently a member of the board of...
CRFB Co-Chair Leon Panetta Tells Face the Nation We Must “Put Everything on the Table”
CRFB Co-Chair Leon Panetta was on Face the Nation on CBS this Sunday. Among a variety of topics, the former Secretary of Defense, Director of the...
Cutting the Smallest and Slowest Growing Part of the Budget
President Trump's March budget release will reportedly increase defense spending next year by $54 billion and cut non-defense spending by the same...
Statement by Maya MacGuineas on the Inauguration of Donald Trump
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget welcomes Donald Trump and Mike Pence as the President and Vice President of the United States. The new...
Dave Walker: Washington’s chance to reform the status quo
David Walker is a former Comptroller General of the United States (head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office) and is a member of the Committee...
Mike Murphy: 10 Things Trump Should Do to Secure Our Fiscal Future
Mike Murphy, the Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote a guest post that...
Don't Count on 4% Growth
During the campaign, President-elect Trump frequently claimed his policies would grow the economy by 4 percent per year, also mentioning growth...
Governing through Leadership: Steps to Secure Our Fiscal Future
A Memorandum to President-Elect Donald J. Trump TO: President-Elect Donald J. Trump FROM: Governor Mitch Daniels, Secretary Leon Panetta, Congressman...
Judd Gregg: Passing Tax Reform 101
A wall all along the southern border would surely be a signature event.
Rudolph Penner: Enacting the Trump Fiscal Agenda Won't Be Easy
Dr. Rudolph Penner was the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1983 to 1987, and he is an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and a...