Papers | December 2017

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Budgeting for the Next Generation: A New Series on Children and the Federal Budget

The federal budget is arguably the most comprehensive representation of the federal government’s priorities. Policymakers use the budget to determine...
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Gimmicks to Look Out For in a Spending Deal

With Congress moving toward funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018, pressure is mounting to increase discretionary spending....
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Dec 12, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

The Year-End Debt Dilemma

As the year comes to a close, lawmakers have a number of legislative deadlines and a variety of issues they need or want to address – many of which...