CRFB Releases and Events

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Dec 7, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release

Co-Chairs Daniels, Panetta, and Penny Urge Trump to be Fiscally Responsible

At an event in Washington, DC on December 1, CRFB co-chairs Mitch Daniels, Leon Panetta, and Tim Penny presented their memo to President-elect Donald...
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Jun 10, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release

Welcome to the New CRFB Website

After months of hard work, we are welcoming vistors to our newly redesigned website. You might notice the bigger font, better images, and a...
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Jun 10, 2016 | Blog Paper Press Release

CRFB Turns 35 - We Are Old Enough to Remember When...

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget was incorporated on June 10, 1981. Our 35th birthday is a good occasion to look back at some of the...
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Breaking Down CBO's Analysis of the President's Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its own estimate of the FY 2017 President's budget yesterday, a document that includes a 16-page...
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Our Analysis of CBO's January 2016 Budget and Economic Outlook Summary

The era of declining deficits is over. That's the conclusion of our analysis of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) January 2016...
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2015’s Fiscal Follies and Reasons for Hope

It’s the end of the year and like so many organizations, CRFB wanted to share with you our top 10 list: a look back at Congress’s 10 top fiscal...
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How a Fed Rate Increase Could Affect the Budget

Today, the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed's interest rate setting and deliberative body that meets eight times a year, could announce...
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Update: What Will Happen If the Government Shuts Down?

Here we go again, again. With government funding set to expire at the end of the week and no deal on the table, it is possible that the government...

Update: Why Our Debt Is Still a Problem Even if Deficits Fall

September 30th marked the end of the Fiscal Year, and the final numbers are in.  The deficit for last year was $439 billion, according to the...
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What Will Happen If the Government Shuts Down?

Here we go again. With government funding set to expire in one week and no clear plan appearing yet, it is possible that the government will shut...

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