Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Transportation

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House Transportation Plan Uses Elements that CRFB Highlighted

Here at CRFB we spend a lot of time reviewing responsible options to offset the cost of new bills and have provided many to lawmakers. So when...
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Dynamic Infrastructure Estimate Gives Lawmakers Food for Thought

Three weeks from the deadline to deal with highway funding, a new report commissioned by the McGraw Hill Financial Global Institute gives Congress...
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One Month to Go for Highway Funding

In a newly released ticker, the Department of Transportation has shown that there is one month left for lawmakers to decide on funding for the...
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Shoring Up Trust Funds Greatly Improves Debt

The main focus of CBO's long-term budget outlook is rightly on the unified budget numbers regarding spending, revenue, deficits, and debt. But it...

Senator Flake Publishes “Jurassic Pork”

What do earmarks and dinosaurs have in common? Both are extinct, but their skeletons still remain. Last week, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) joined...
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Why Lawmakers Were Able to Extend Highway Spending for Free

At the end of last month, lawmakers passed a two-month extension of the highway authorization bill with very little fuss. There was no discussion of...
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Congress Postpones Highway Decisions Until July

The President signed a two-month extension of the highway bill on Friday evening, postponing decisions about spending and the financing of the...
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Time to Get to Work on a Highway Trust Fund Solution

Lawmakers have many potential options to address the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund. With the President expected to sign a two-month extension...
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Four Takeaways from the Solutions Initiative Plans

The Peterson Foundation's Solutions Initiative III produced five different fiscal plans that would improve the current long-term budget outlook....

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