Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Papers | August 2017

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Aug 30, 2017 | Taxes

Tax Reform Should Not Add to the Debt – Here's 5 Reasons Why

As lawmakers return from recess and move onto the fall's agenda, tax reform remains the top priority for both Congress and the Administration. The...
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Aug 10, 2017 | Budget Process

Updated Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? Appropriations are annual decisions made by Congress about how the federal government spends some of its money. In general...
Aug 9, 2017 | Budget Process

Letter to Chairman Enzi Encouraging A Current Law Baseline

Below is a letter from CRFB to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) encouraging the committee to use a current law baseline. We...
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Aug 4, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

The FY 2018 House Budget and Budget Gimmicks

The House Budget Committee recently passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget resolution that proposes a path to a balanced budget after ten years...
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Aug 3, 2017

A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget

A new version of this paper exists that was updated to include savings for disaster relief.   The national debt is currently at its...