Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Papers | February 2018

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
Feb 26, 2018 | Budget Process

Playing By the (Budget) Rules: Understanding and Preventing Budget Gimmicks

The breakdown in the federal budget process and erosion of budget discipline have led to the increasingly pervasive reliance on budget gimmicks....
Feb 23, 2018 | Budget Process

Five Ways the Budget Process Has Failed

Today is the deadline for Congressional leaders to announce the Members of Congress serving on the Joint Select Committee on Budget and...
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Feb 12, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of the President's FY 2019 Budget

The Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget proposal today. The budget proposes a number of tax and spending changes that it...
Feb 9, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

What We’d Like to See in President Trump’s FY 2019 Budget

The Trump Administration is slated to release its budget outlining the President’s priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 and the next decade on Monday...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

This paper has been updated here. As we’ve learned to expect, Congress seems to be waiting until the last minute to address several important...
Feb 6, 2018 | Budget Process

Maya MacGuineas's Testimony on Continuing Resolutions, Omnibuses, and Shutdowns

On February 6, 2018, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Senate Homeland Security and...