Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget


Options for a Responsible Defense Budget

Congress is considering the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this month.
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Have We Spent Trillions on Wars?

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) claimed at the presidential debate last week that the wars in the Middle East "have cost us...
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Addressing Common Claims About the Budget Deal

The President and Congressional leaders announced a plan to raise the

Budget Deal's Offsets Don't Even Cover The Interest

President Trump and leaders in Congress announced a deal th
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A Plan to Raise the Caps Without Breaking the Bank

Due to the large temporary increase in discretionary spending levels for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, spending

House Spending Plan Would Increase Discretionary Spending to Record Levels

The House Budget Committee proposal to raise the caps on discretionary spending would
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Are Defense and Disasters Causing the Deficit Increase?

When asked about the increasing deficit, President Trump yesterday pointed to defense spending increases and disaster relief.
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Taking a Look at CBO's New Transparency Efforts

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has worked hard to
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Letter to the Veterans Affairs Conference Committee

Below is a letter from CRFB President Maya MacGuineas to the conferees appointed to negotiate between the House and Senate versions of the Veterans