Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Aug 2, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Congress Should Responsibly Lift the Debt Limit

The suspension of the debt ceiling expired on July 31, at which point the ceiling was automatically raised to the current level of debt – around $28....
Jul 28, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Bipartisan Infrastructure Act a Good Start, But Needs More Pay-Fors

Today, negotiators announced a final legislative package on their $550 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and presented details of that agreement...
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Jul 27, 2021

Statement on the Passing of Senator Mike Enzi

Former Senator Mike Enzi from Wyoming passed away yesterday, July 26, 2021. He represented Wyoming in the United States Senate from 1997 to 2021 and...
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Jul 14, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Fully Paid for Must Mean Fully Paid For

For Immediate Release Senate Budget Committee Democrats have apparently reached an agreement to pursue $3.5 trillion of new spending and tax breaks...
Jul 12, 2021 | Budget Process

Policymakers Must Avoid A Budget Busting Summer

For Immediate Release Congress returns from the July 4 recess in the midst of negotiating three major spending packages: a bipartisan infrastructure...
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Jul 9, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Reports $173 Billion Deficit for June

For Immediate Release The United States borrowed over $2.2 trillion in the first nine months of fiscal year 2021, including $173 billion in June,...
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Jul 1, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Projects Debt to Reach Record Levels

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Updated Budget and Economic Outlook for the next decade, projecting the...
Jun 22, 2021 | Budget Process

Reconciliation Should Not Add to the Debt

For Immediate Release Recent reports suggest the Senate Budget Committee is considering a budget that would call for $6 trillion in new...
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Jun 14, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Congress Should Pass a Budget, Not Deem Huge Spending Increases

For Immediate Release Recent press reports indicate that the House of Representatives may vote on a “deeming resolution” as soon as this...
Jun 11, 2021 | Other Spending

Committee is Encouraged by Discussions of Offsets

For Immediate Release A bipartisan group of senators appears to be close to reaching an infrastructure spending deal that would be fully...

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