Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Feb 11, 2021 | Other Spending

CBO Debt Baseline Emphasizes Need to Better Target COVID Relief Bill

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook for the next decade, estimating that the...
Feb 10, 2021 | Other Spending

Building a Responsible COVID Relief Package

The House of Representatives is currently developing a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package. Policymakers should spend what is necessary to end the...
Feb 8, 2021 | Other Spending

CBO Reports $738 Billion Deficit Through First Four Months of FY 2021

For Immediate Release The United States’ budget deficit for the first four months of fiscal year 2021 was $738 billion, according to the...
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Feb 8, 2021 | Other Spending

Important to Pay For Child Tax Credit Expansion

For Immediate Release Democratic lawmakers are planning to unveil legislation to substantially boost the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 to $3,000,...
Feb 5, 2021

Why is Governing No Longer Good Politics: Reflections from a Thousand Years of Public Service

Why is Governing No Longer Good Politics: Reflections from a Thousand Years of Public Service In a new survey by FixUS, former members of...
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Feb 1, 2021 | Other Spending

New CBO Data Makes Case for More Targeted COVID Relief Plan

For Immediate Release As policymakers debate a new round of COVID relief, new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) data suggests a modest fiscal...
Jan 25, 2021 | Other Spending

Statement on the Confirmation of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary

For Immediate Release Former Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen, who had been serving on the board of the Committee for a Responsible Federal...
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Jan 21, 2021 | Other Spending

Near- and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges for the Biden Administration

For Immediate Release President Joe Biden takes office in the face of numerous economic and fiscal challenges. Although COVID-19 vaccine...
Dec 21, 2020 | Other Spending

Lawmakers Should Enact Long-Delayed COVID Relief and Government Funding Deal

For Immediate Release Congressional leaders over the weekend reached a bipartisan agreement on legislation to fund the government through the rest...
Dec 17, 2020 | Other Spending

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Applauds Congressional Resolution Calling for Post-COVID Debt Plan

For Immediate Release A bipartisan group of House members – led by Reps. Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and. Scott Peters (D-CA) –have introduced a...