Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Budget Process and Rules

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:

Peterson-Pew Commission Policy Paper on Budget Reform Proposals

Today, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform issued its first policy paper, “A Closer Look at the President’s FY 2010 Budget...

Peterson-Pew Commission Event on Budget Reform

Tomorrow, on September 16th, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform will host an event --

Selective Triggering

We think triggers can be helpful in budgeting, by providing a back-up plan for when estimates prove wrong or conditions change, and by helping...

Trigger Happy

REVISED: Today, CRFB issued a press release commenting

Another $95 Billion of Budgeting Through Footnotes

Last week, we wrote about $85 billion worth of stimulus tax cuts which the Obama administration assumed as permanant in their baseline so that they...

Budgeting through Footnotes

 This morning, Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post reported on the decision of the Obama administration to

Constructing a "Current Policy" Baseline

Today, US Budget Watch released The Cost of “Current Policy”.
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The Statutory Pay-as-You-Go Act of 2009

July 24 - This week the House passed statutory PAYGO legislation requiring spending and tax cuts to be offset in a deficit-neutral fashion.
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House Passes Statutory PAYGO

Today, the House of Representatives