Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Papers | March 2017

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Mar 30, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

CBO’s 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook

The United States is on an unsustainable fiscal path, according to the Long-Term Budget Outlook released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...
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Mar 16, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

President Trump's FY 2018 "Skinny Budget"

The Trump Administration today released its "skinny budget," which details its plans for defense and non-defense discretionary spending for Fiscal...
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Mar 15, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Update: The Cost of Rising Interest Rates

Over the next decade, interest payments on the debt are projected to be the fastest growing part of the federal budget. Last year, the federal...
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Mar 15, 2017 | Budget Process

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

Note: We have updated this Q&A. A new version is available here. Attention is turning towards raising the federal debt ceiling, which will be...
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Mar 13, 2017 | Budget Process

The Better Budget Process Initiative: Setting the Benchmark: Reforms to Budget Baseline Rules

Budget baselines are among the most important – but widely misunderstood – elements of budgeting and policymaking. The budgetary impact...