Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Jul 14, 2021 | Taxes

Chartbook: Reducing the Tax Gap

One of the most fair and efficient ways for policymakers to raise revenue would be to close some portion of the “tax gap.” The tax gap is the...
Jul 1, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO's July 2021 Budget and Economic Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released initial details of its updated Budget and Economic Outlook, accounting for enactment of...
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Jun 25, 2021 | Budget Process

Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? How does Congress determine the total level of appropriations? How will this year's appropriations process be different...
May 28, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

President Biden's Full FY 2022 Budget

The Biden Administration today released its first full budget, laying out its proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and the subsequent decade. The...
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May 19, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Interest Payments in the Federal Budget

At a projected cost of over $300 billion this fiscal year, interest payments are a significant part of the federal budget. Net interest is currently...
Apr 29, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

The Nation's Upcoming Fiscal Challenges

President Joe Biden and the nation face perhaps the most daunting fiscal situation on record. One hundred days into his presidency, President Biden...
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Apr 19, 2021 | Other Spending

COVID Bills Had $650 Billion in Extraneous Policies

Congress has authorized around $6 trillion of fiscal support in response to the COVID pandemic, with a projected net cost of well over $5 trillion....
Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

Alexander Holt's Senate Testimony on Student Debt's Burden on Borrowers and the Economy

On April 13, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget policy analyst Alexander Holt testified at the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy...
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Apr 9, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

President Biden's FY 2022 Discretionary Budget

Today, the Biden Administration released an abridged version of the President’s budget. This partial budget details proposed allocations and plans...
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Mar 25, 2021 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas's Senate Testimony on Taxation of Corporations and the Wealthy

On March 25, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Senate Budget Committee on "Ending a Rigged...

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