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Five Ways the Budget Process Has Failed

Today is the deadline for Congressional leaders to announce the Members of Congress serving on the Joint Select Committee on Budget and...

A Short Primer on the Congressional Budget Office

With the House and Senate recently undergoing oversight hearings of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), it's helpful to remember what CBO is and...

MacGuineas to Senate Subcommittee: Budget Process Reform Needed

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management held a hearing on Tuesday,...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

As we’ve learned to expect, Congress seems to be waiting until the last minute to address several important fiscal priorities. One of the most...

Maya MacGuineas's Testimony on Continuing Resolutions, Omnibuses, and Shutdowns

On February 6, 2018, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Senate Homeland Security and...

Budgeting for the Next Generation: A New Series on Children and the Federal Budget

The federal budget is arguably the most comprehensive representation of the federal government’s priorities. Policymakers use the budget to determine...

With Debt Limit Reinstated, It's Time for Reform

As lawmakers go to conference for the tax bill, an important issue has flown under the radar. The debt limit was reinstated on December 9 after the...

How the FY 2018 Budget Could Avoid a Conference

The Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget resolution passed last night on a 51-49 vote. The budget included a "technical" amendment by Senate Budget...

Several Amendments Would Improve the Senate Budget

The Senate is considering the FY 2018 Senate budget resolution this week. As is, the budget would facilitate legislation to add significantly to debt...