Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Debt Ceiling

Debt Ceiling Discussion Going Over Your Head? We Can Help.

With so much talk currently about the statutory debt ceiling, we at CRFB felt that this topic, which can be quite complex, deserved

‘Line’ Items: Dreams and Schemes Edition

Can Dreams of Cooperation be Fulfilled? – Yesterday the nation celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Line’ Items: January 10, 2011

Shooting Puts Legislative Business on Hold – The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Tucson, Arizo

Default in 2011?

Bruce Bartlett posits an interesting scenario for when debt default could occur in the US:

‘Line’ Items: Commissions, Summits, Caps and Dogs

Commission Coming – The White House says President Obama will create a fiscal commission by executive order within days. Meanwhile, Republicans...

‘Line’ Items: Washington Activities Affecting the Bottom Line

No Limit to Ploys in House Rules – The House raised the debt limit

House Rules Stack the Deck for Debt Ceiling Increase

The stakes are high and the House is raising the limit and calling the shots.

No Deficit of Politics in Debt Limit Vote

Like peanut butter and jelly, diet and exercise, and bourbon and bacon (or is that just us?) PAYGO and spending caps are best when together.

Senate Faces Key Fiscal Votes This Week

The Senate will vote this week on key fiscal measures as it attempts to increase the nation’s