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More Borrowing Not a Shutdown Solution

For Immediate Release Recently, several senators have suggested increasing next year’s discretionary spending caps as part of a deal to secure wall...

CBO: Fixing the Debt Could Increase Average Income by $6,000 Per Person

While some recent commentators have suggested Americans stop worrying about our debt, evidence shows there is a significant upside to addressing...

Our Top Fiscal Charts of 2018

The year 2018 was a busy time for budget policy, which gave us plenty of opportunities for analysis via tables and graphs. We published over 250...

Maya MacGuineas's Testimony on the Perils of Ignoring Debt

On December 20, 2018, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the House Financial Services Committee on...

Maya MacGuineas Testifies Before House Financial Services Committee

CRFB president Maya MacGuineas testified before the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday, December 20. The hearing, entitled "The Peril of...

CBO Releases Latest Budget Options Report

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its "Options for Reducing the Deficit, 2019-2028" report, featuring 121 policy options and...

How Much Does the Government Really Owe?

When analyzing the fiscal health of the country, we often focus on federal government debt held by the public. Data published by USAFacts allows us...

Beware the Budget Busters in the Lame Duck

The lame duck Congress will return to Washington with an important to-do list that includes either finishing the seven unfinished appropriation bills...

The 75-Year Budget Outlook

The federal budget is on an unsustainable long-term trajectory. With federal debt already high and rising, the country’s fiscal outlook in the medium...