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December Should Not Become Blow Up the Debt Month

For Immediate Release As we enter December, lawmakers are looking to address a number of year-end priorities. Unfortunately, the legislative agenda...

December Legislation Could Bring Back Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Congress has a lot on its plate this holiday season. Sadly, they seem far more focused on legislation to increase our post-war record-high national...

Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles: A Moment of Truth for our Country’s Financial Future

Alan Simpson is a former Republican senator from Wyoming. Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998. They...

Congress Should Offset Cost of Any Sequester Agreement

For Immediate Release   Press reports suggest Congress and the administration are nearing a sequester relief agreement to increase defense and...

FY 2018 Budget Resolution Resources

This blog has been updated to reflect new publications as of 10/27/17. Consideration of the congressional budget resolution has drawn to a close on...

Newly-Passed Budget Chooses Gimmicks and Debt over Fiscal Restraint

For Immediate Release The House of Representatives passed the Senate-approved budget today. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas,...

Senate Budget Is More Irresponsible Than the House

The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week to adopt the Senate’s budget resolution, rather than support their own budget resolution...

How the FY 2018 Budget Could Avoid a Conference

The Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget resolution passed last night on a 51-49 vote. The budget included a "technical" amendment by Senate Budget...

Senate Budget Plan Allows for $1.5 Trillion Added to the Debt

For Immediate Release Today the Senate passed its Fiscal Year 2018 budget containing reconciliation instructions for tax reform. The following is a...