Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Trump Budget Spending Increases Aren’t All Paid For

Although President’s Trump “skinny budget” pays for most of its defense spending increases with cuts elsewhere, one-fifth of the spending increases...
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Maya MacGuineas and Robert L. Bixby: Trump's "skinny budget" gets an incomplete

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, and Robert L. Bixby,...
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Has Debt Gone Down By $12 Billion Since Trump Took Office?

On Twitter, President Trump claimed the national debt decreased by $12 billion during his first month in office, as opposed to increasing during...
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Is Trump Proposing One of the Largest Defense Increases in History?

In his joint address to Congress, President Trump said, "I am sending the Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the defense...

Pay-as-you-go: An Important First Budget Step

Today, President Donald Trump released his first budget outline calling for an increase in defense spending. The following is a statement by...
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Statement by Maya MacGuineas on President’s National Debt Comments

Today, President Trump said the national debt went down $12 billion in the first month of his presidency. Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee...
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What We’d Like to See in President Trump’s FY 2018 “Skinny Budget”

The Trump Administration is expected to soon release its first budget outlining the President’s priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and the...
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Three Trust Funds Face Insolvency in the Next Eight Years

We have made clear that President Trump faces a challenging fiscal situation now that he has entered office. As we laid out, part of that situation...