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CBO's Updated Baseline Shows Grim Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated budget projections. The projections are relatively similar to January and...

Letter to Congress to Abide By PAYGO

Below is a letter from CRFB President Maya MacGuineas to all Members of Congress asking them to offset the costs of all new initiatives....

Watch: Unpacking the Social Security Trustees' Report

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted a lunch and panel discussion today on Unpacking the Social Security Trustees' Report. You can...

GAO: "Federal Government Is on an Unsustainable Fiscal Path"

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its long-term budget projections, and, like other forecasts, it projects that debt will...

Why Should We Worry About the National Debt: Questions and Answers

“Why Should We Worry About the National Debt?” describes six important ways that the growing national debt will affect the budget and the economy....

Why Should We Worry About the National Debt?

Though the national debt is at a post-war high, the willingness of policymakers to address it seems as if it is at an all-time low. The last two...

Maya MacGuineas and Mike Murphy in USA Today: Disastrous Record Deficits Threaten US Future

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and Mike Murphy is director of the Committee's new initiative, FixUS....

Last Year Was the Only Where Congress Did Not Vote On a Budget

Last year was a historically bad year for the Congressional budget process. Since 1976, it was the first time that neither the Senate or House voted...

Tyler Evilsizer: Fiscal Negligence of Recent Congresses Must Be Dealt With Now

Tyler Evilsizer is deputy policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an opinion piece for...