Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Comparing the Heroes and HEALS Acts

As lawmakers formulate the next round of fiscal relief to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, two pieces of legislation have emer

What's in the $1.1 Trillion HEALS Act?

The Senate recently introduced the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act designed to further address the publi
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Senate Considering Debt-Increasing Parks Legislation

This week, the Senate will consider the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill seeks to address the backlog of maintenance on public lands in a...
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PAYGO Tracker: FY 2020

The first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper.
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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 4/9/2020: On March 27, the President signed into law 

Congress Increasingly Fails to Budget

The Congressional budget process calls for an annual budget resolution to make explicit the tradeoffs between discretionary spending, direct spendi

Bill Advances to Combat Improper Payments

Congress recently passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) to improve efforts to identify and reduce improper payments acros
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Senator Sinema Introduces Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

This week, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), along with Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Angus King (I-ME), 
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Support for TRUST Act Grows

The Time to Rescue United States Trusts Act, or the TRUST Act, was introduced last fall on a bipartisan basis in both chambers of Congress to...

Policymakers Added $2.2 Trillion to the Debt in 2019

With Congress finishing up appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, including additional provisions that will add

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