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Feb 5, 2019 | Blog Paper Press Release

Play Debt-O During State of the Union 2019!

President Donald Trump will give his second State of the Union address tonight at 9 p.m. ET. CRFB will be live tweeting the speech, providing...
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Leon Panetta: Five Lessons that Never Seem to Be Learned from Shutting Down the Government

Leon Panetta is co-chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, former budget director and White House chief of staff under...
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Are Defense and Disasters Causing the Deficit Increase?

When asked about the increasing deficit, President Trump yesterday pointed to defense spending increases and disaster relief. While both of...
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Maya MacGuineas: National Debt is About to Roar Back to Life as a Pressing Issue

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, published an op-ed with CNN. An excerpt is below. As a result of...
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New White House Report Shows Deficit Projections Have Doubled

For Immediate Release The White House Office of Management and Budget released its annual mid-session review Friday, updating deficit projections in...
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CBO’s Analysis of the President’s FY 2019 Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget using its own assumptions to evaluate the...
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CBO Releases Estimate of the President's Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its estimate of the President's 2019 budget today. The estimates show debt would continue to rise...
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Rescission Package Very Small Step in Right Direction

For Immediate Release The White House unveiled a $15 billion package of proposed spending rescissions on Tuesday, which they estimated will reduce...
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Does the President's Budget Slash Social Security and Medicare?

Several lawmakers have claimed that President Trump's latest budget would "slash," "gut," and "devastate" Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. It...
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An Overview of the President's FY 2019 Budget

Moments ago, President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget proposals, outlining his tax and spending proposals for the next decade. We...

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