Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
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Papers

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.

Alice Rivlin
Sep 8, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB Board Member Alice Rivlin's Testimony on the Direction, Drivers, and Dangers of the Federal Debt

On September 8, 2016, CRFB Board Member and Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Alice Rivlin testified before the Joint Economic Committee on "...
Sep 8, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CRFB Co-Chair Governor Mitch Daniels's Testimony on the Direction, Drivers and Dangers of the Federal Debt

On September 8, 2016, CRFB Co-Chair and president of Purdue University Governor Mitch Daniels testified before the Joint Economic Committee on "...
Sep 8, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Fix The Debt Co-Chair Senator Judd Gregg's Testimony on the Direction, Drivers and Dangers of the Federal Debt

On September 8, 2016, Campaign to Fix the Debt Co-Chair and former Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) testified before the Joint Economic Committee on "...
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Running on Empty? Fiscal Space and the Next Recession

The national debt increased dramatically during and after the Great Recession, rising from 35 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2007 to 66...
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Aug 23, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Report: Analysis of CBO's August 2016 Budget and Economic Outlook

Budget deficits are on the rise, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO’s) budget and economic projections released today....
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Aug 11, 2016 | Budget Process

The Better Budget Process Initiative: Senate Budget Procedures - Prospects for Reform

Before the Senate adjourned in July for summer recess, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) released an outline recommending changes to...
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Jul 12, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Report: The 2016 CBO Long-Term Budget Outlook

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook today, outlining the projected budget picture for the next three...
Hillary Clinton & Donald Trump
Jul 6, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Chartbook: Promises and Price Tags

Below is a new chartbook with the key figures and graphs from our paper, Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election. 
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Jun 27, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election

NOTE: This is an old version of this analysis and contains out-of-date estimates with policies proposed through June 24, 2016. It has been...
Social Security
Jun 22, 2016 | Social Security

Analysis of the 2016 Social Security Trustees Report

Today, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees released their annual reports on the financial status of each program. The projections show that...

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