Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Offset Options

This page contains all of our published blogs and papers including lists of savings options that Congress could consider for deficit reduction, or to offset the cost of spending increases or tax cuts.

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Jul 6, 2021 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Republican and Democratic Presidents Support Reducing the Tax Gap

One of the most fair and efficient ways for policymakers to raise revenue would be to close some portion of the “tax gap," or the difference b
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There Are Plenty of Offsets for Infrastructure Package

A bipartisan group of senators has apparently reached agreement on a plan with
Jun 17, 2021 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Primer: Understanding the Tax Gap

One of the most fair and efficient ways for policymakers to raise revenue would be to close some portion of the “tax gap.” The tax gap is the...
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Options to Pay For the American Jobs Plan

President Biden's American Jobs Plan would cost about $2.65 trillion over th
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Mar 27, 2021 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: There's a blatantly obvious way for the US to fight climate change and pay for new infrastructure

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt.
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Biden Campaign Plan Offers Menu of Offsets

With Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, President Joe Biden has taken office with a real opportunity to advance new spending
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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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CBO Releases Options to Shore Up Highway Trust Fund

CBO recently published a report focused on options to address the impending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). 
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Budget Offsets Bank

The federal debt is at a post-war record high, deficits are set to exceed the trillion-dollar mark

Break Glass Here: A Responsible Plan to Combat the Next Recession

The United States is in the midst of one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in its history, but there are signs that this prolonge

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