Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Budget Process and Rules

Tim Penny

Tim Penny, Charlie Stenholm, Dave McCurdy, and John Tanner: Stop congressional disorder with regular order

Tim Penny is co-chair and Charlie Stenholm, Dave McCurdy, and John Tanner are members of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budg
William Hoagland

William Hoagland: The Ghosts of Budgets Past, Present & Future

G. William Hoagland is Senior Vice President at the Bipartisan Policy Center and a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He...
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Strengthen PAYGO with House Rules Reforms

When the 117th Congress begins in January, lawmakers in the House of Representatives can advance fiscal responsibility and bet
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Opportunities for Bipartisanship in a Divided Government

In 2021, the United States is likely to operate with divided or near-divided government.
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GAO: Fiscal Targets Can Assist Deficit Reduction

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report, The Nation’s Fiscal Health: Effective Use of Fiscal Rules and Targets. ...
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Congressional Caucus Rules Can Promote Better Budgeting

The rules establishing each party’s self-governance within Congress can affect federal budget practices.
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Pairing Debt Limit Reform with Budget Goals

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has long called for Congress to establish fiscal targets and reform the debt limit...
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Explaining the TRUST Act: Just the FAQs

Updated on 4/15/2021 to reflect reintroduction of the TRUST Act in the House and Senate. 

Growing Support for Bipartisan Budget Reform

A bipartisan group of 60 legislators led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX), released a letter to House leadership in...

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