FY 2019 Budget

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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 12/7/2018: A two-week continuing resolution was signed on December 7. Five of 12 appropriations bills have been signed. The other...
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Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Last Updated 12/7/2018  A "minibus" of three bills (Energy & Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction & VA) was conferenced...

Beware the Budget Busters in the Lame Duck

The lame duck Congress will return to Washington with an important to-do list that includes either finishing the seven unfinished appropriation bills...
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OMB and Congress Propose New Way to Budget for Federal Buildings

Both lawmakers and administration officials have recently begun advocating for a different approach to funding long-term physical federal investments...
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Mid-Session Review Shows How Much Worse the Deficit Has Gotten in the Past Year

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Mid-Session Review (MSR) last week, updating the President's FY 2019 budget projections...
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Have Deficit Projections Doubled Because of the Tax Bill and BBA 2018?

Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Kevin Brady (R-TX) appeared on Fox Business this morning, where he was asked about CRFB's analysis...
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Policymakers Should Support Deficit Reduction in Financial Services Spending Bill

For Immediate Release The House is expected to vote this week on a minibus appropriations bill that includes the Financial Services and General...
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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...
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Budget Process Changes in the FY 2019 House Budget

The Fiscal Year 2019 House budget resolution contains a number of interesting budget process proposals. The budget passed out of committee last month...
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Congress Should Vote on the Budget

For Immediate Release The House Budget Committee passed a budget resolution last week, but lawmakers have not indicated when or if it will come to a...

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