Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Budget Process and Rules

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Opportunities for Bipartisanship in a Divided Government

In 2021, the United States is likely to operate with divided or near-divided government.
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GAO: Fiscal Targets Can Assist Deficit Reduction

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report, The Nation’s Fiscal Health: Effective Use of Fiscal Rules and Targets. ...
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Congressional Caucus Rules Can Promote Better Budgeting

The rules establishing each party’s self-governance within Congress can affect federal budget practices.
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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

The next two years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many of these deadlines could...
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Pairing Debt Limit Reform with Budget Goals

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has long called for Congress to establish fiscal targets and reform the debt limit...
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Explaining the TRUST Act: Just the FAQs

As the COVID-19 recession continues, Congress is debating additional fiscal support, economic relie

Growing Support for Bipartisan Budget Reform

A bipartisan group of 60 legislators led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX), released a letter to House leadership in...
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Representative Rouda Introduces Fiscal Responsibility & Long-Term Economic Security Act

While short-term borrowing and large deficits are necessary to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, policymakers will...
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Correcting the Record on the Enzi-Whitehouse Budget Reforms

Prior to the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, the Senate Budget Committee approved the Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act....

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