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Aug 1, 2019 | Budget Process

Budget Bill Caps Shameful Period of Fiscal Recklessness

For Immediate Release The Senate passed a budget agreement Thursday to suspend the debt ceiling and raise discretionary spending caps for two years...
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Co-Chairs Daniels, Panetta, & Penny Statement on Budget Agreement

For Immediate Release Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Co-Chairs Governor Mitch Daniels, Secretary Leon Panetta, and Congressman Tim Penny...
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Jul 22, 2019 | Budget Process

Budget Deal May Be Worst in History

For Immediate Release According to press reports, Congress and the President are close to a deal that would lift discretionary spending caps by $320...

Policymakers Should Offset, or Reset, the Budget Deal

According to news reports, the White House recently sent Congressional leaders nearly $600 billion of potential budget savings options, requesting...
Jul 17, 2019 | Budget Process

Budget Deal Should Be Paid For

For Immediate Release Congressional leaders and the White House are in talks to raise the debt ceiling and statutory budget caps before the August...
Jul 16, 2019 | Health Care| Taxes

House Should Reject Another Deficit-Financed Tax Cut

For Immediate Release The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a permanent repeal of the "Cadillac tax" on high-cost health insurance...
Jun 27, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Senate Should Pass Budget Plan Before Defense Authorization

For Immediate Release The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 to...
Jun 26, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

US Budget Watch 2020 Will Hold Candidates Accountable for Their Fiscal Promises

For Immediate Release The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget launched its US Budget Watch 2020 project Wednesday, an initiative...
Jun 25, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

The Long-Term Debt is Out of Control

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Long-Term Budget Outlook Tuesday, which warns that today’s high...
Jun 19, 2019 | Taxes

Tax Extenders Package Could Add Half a Trillion Dollars to the Debt

The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to mark up legislation to revive special interest tax breaks known as “tax extenders” this week...