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Budget Summit to Spur Action on Reform

For Immediate Release The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget convened the first annual “Better Budget Process Summit” Monday in Washington,...

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....

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...

CRFB Statement on Joint Select Committee Members

For Immediate Release House leaders named several members Friday to the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, a...

A Short Primer on the Congressional Budget Office

With the House and Senate recently undergoing oversight hearings of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), it's helpful to remember what CBO is and...

MacGuineas to Senate Subcommittee: Budget Process Reform Needed

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management held a hearing on Tuesday,...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

As we’ve learned to expect, Congress seems to be waiting until the last minute to address several important fiscal priorities. One of the most...

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...

Budgeting for the Next Generation: A New Series on Children and the Federal Budget

The federal budget is arguably the most comprehensive representation of the federal government’s priorities. Policymakers use the budget to determine...