Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget


Lame Duck To-Do (and Don't) List

With the 2014 midterm elections mostly in the books, the current Congress will return from weeks of campaigning to finish some remaining items before...

A Drama-Less Happy Fiscal Year!

The calendar turns over for the federal government today as FY 2015 is underway. Unlike last year, which started with the government being shut down...

War Spending Shouldn't Become a Slush Fund

The resolution setting next year's budget continues this year's levels of war spending, despite the fact that the federal government was...
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Appropriations Watch: FY 2015

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2020. Final FY2015 funding was settled through the "CROmnibus" bill in December 2014...

Appropriations 101

Note: We have updated this paper, please see the latest Appropriations 101

Mulvaney Amendment Would Limit OCO Gimmick

Strict limits on discretionary spending have made it difficult for policymakers to fund everything they want.

House Defense Bill Draws Potential Veto

The White House issued a statement Mond

Appropriators Must Stay Within Spending Caps Without Gimmicks

As the Senate Appropriations Committee makes its 302(b) allocations, divvying up funding among the 12 appropriations bills, it will have to deal wi