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Several Amendments Would Improve the Senate Budget

The Senate is considering the FY 2018 Senate budget resolution this week. As is, the budget would facilitate legislation to add significantly to debt...

How PAYGO Rules Could Affect Tax Reform

Most of the discussion about rules that could prevent tax reform from increasing the deficit has focused on the Byrd Rule. Congress could get around...

Bill Hoagland: A Disappearing Budget Process Unhelpful for Fiscal Responsibility

G. William Hoagland is Senior Vice President at the Bipartisan Policy Center and member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He...

The Senate Budget Is Not Responsible

For Immediate Release Today the Senate released a budget resolution that will pave the way for tax reform. The following is a statement from Maya...

Senate Budget Should Pursue Fiscally Responsible Tax Reform, Not Unpaid-for Tax Cuts

For Immediate Release Reports suggest that the Senate Budget Committee is considering a budget resolution that allows for $1.5 trillion dollars in...

Maya MacGuineas: Don’t Get Rid of the Debt Ceiling. Reform It.

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

We have updated this document. The most recent version is available here. It’s déjà vu all over again, again – Congress seems to be waiting until...

Updated Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? Appropriations are annual decisions made by Congress about how the federal government spends some of its money. In general...

House and Senate Move Forward on FY 2018 Appropriations

The appropriations season is moving forward before Congress has passed a budget. Below, we explain how that can happen. Typically, Congress is...