Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Press Releases

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Mar 16, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Statement on Trump's Skinny Budget

President Trump’s administration released its “skinny” budget today with a plan to release further details in the coming months....
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Mar 15, 2017 | Budget Process

The Need to Lift the Debt Ceiling

Tonight, the current suspension of the nation’s debt ceiling will end and the ceiling will be restored to current debt...
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Mar 13, 2017 | Health Care

Statement on CBO Score of Health Legislation

Moments ago, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its initial score and analysis of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – the House...
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Mar 6, 2017 | Health Care

Reforming Health Care Tax Exclusion

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, issued the following statement in response to reports that House...
Feb 27, 2017 | Other Spending

Pay-as-you-go: An Important First Budget Step

Today, President Donald Trump released his first budget outline calling for an increase in defense spending. The following is a statement by...
Feb 27, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Co-Chairs Call on Trump to Talk About National Debt in First Address to Joint Session of Congress

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget co-chairs Mitch Daniels, Leon Panetta, and Tim Penny released the following statement Monday calling...
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Feb 25, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on President’s National Debt Comments

Today, President Trump said the national debt went down $12 billion in the first month of his presidency. Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee...
Jan 27, 2017 | Other Spending

Lawmakers Must Pay for the Border Wall and Other Initiatives

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan Thursday estimated the cost of a border wall with Mexico at between $12 billion...
Jan 24, 2017

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on Confirmation Hearing of Rep. Mick Mulvaney for OMB Director

Today, the Senate Budget Committee and Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee held confirmation hearings for Congressman Mick Mulvaney to...
Jan 20, 2017 | Economics

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on the Inauguration of Donald Trump

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget welcomes Donald Trump and Mike Pence as the President and Vice President of the United States. The new...