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Budget Reconciliation Shouldn't Add to Deficit

Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has filed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 budget resolution being considered in the Senate that would restore the...

Event Recap: Gene Steuerle Explains How the Budget Offices Can Reframe Our Long-Term Budget Problems

At the Savings and Retirement Foundation’s December meeting, Gene Steuerle, Urban Institute Fellow and CRFB Board Member, presented his recent...

Event Recap: Chairman Price Releases Budget Process Agenda

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) outlined his recommendations for budget process reforms last week during a keynote lecture at an...

Reconciliation 101

What is reconciliation? Reconciliation is a special legislative process created as part of the Budget Act of 1974. It is intended to help lawmakers...

Budget Process Reform Options

Update (3/27/2017): This blog has been updated to reflect the additional options in our paper: “Setting the Benchmark: Reforms to Budget Baseline...

Debt Limit Deadline: March 16, 2017 – Time for Reform?

One of the first legislative deadlines President-elect Donald Trump and the 115th Congress will face is the need to raise the debt limit. The budget...