Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Budget Process and Rules

The State of the Union is...

Yesterday, President Obama gave his first official State of the Union address, outlining his agenda for the rest of the year.

CRFB's MacGuineas Reacts to Obama's Spending Freeze

Yesterday, CRFB President Maya MacGuineas had an op-ed in CNN calling President Obama's proposed non-security freeze

Ryan Releases Roadmap

Earlier today, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan released his update Roadmap for America'

Blue Dogs Join the Call for Fiscal Reform

Today, the Blue Dog coalition released its bluepri

Obama Partial Discretionary Spending Freeze : A Small First Step

President Obama will propose freezing "non-security" discretionary spending for the next three years (FY2011-13) when he unveils his new

Deficit Falls Slightly, Debt Will Continue to Soar, CBO Warns

 The federal deficit in FY10 is expected to be $1.35 billion--a slight drop from the $1.41 trillion in FY09--but still the second largest in o

Budget Concepts Do Matter

Budgeteers have long argued that baselines matter.  You have to know where you are going before you decide where you should be.

Time to Bring Back Caps

As the Senate continues its consideration of the debt ceiling today, it will consider

House Sustains Obama Veto of CR; Budgeteers Yawn

The House voted Wednesday to sustain President Obama's veto of a Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded. Huh? Confused? Why wasn't this...