Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Budget Process

Budget Process_Books

Latest

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

The next few years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many provisions providing COVID...

Fiscal State of the Nation Introduced in the Senate and House

Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Angus King (I-ME), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Mike Braun (R-IN), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Jacky Rosen (D...

Policymakers Shouldn't Attach More Borrowing to a Debt Ceiling Increase

The debt ceiling , or the statutory limit on the total amount of debt the federal government can accrue, is set to come back on August 1 after being...

Kent Conrad: Congress should reinstate the 'Conrad Rule' to prevent abuse of budget reconciliation

Kent Conrad is a former senator from North Dakota, a former Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and a member of the Committee for a Responsible...

Policymakers Must Avoid A Budget Busting Summer

For Immediate Release Congress returns from the July 4 recess in the midst of negotiating three major spending packages: a bipartisan infrastructure...

Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? How does Congress determine the total level of appropriations? How will this year's appropriations process be different? How...

Reconciliation Should Not Add to the Debt

For Immediate Release Recent reports suggest the Senate Budget Committee is considering a budget that would call for $6 trillion in new spending,...

House Members Urge the Adoption of a Budget Resolution

On Monday, a group of five Democratic members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calling for...

CRFB Launches Suite of Budget Games

Today the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget launched Budgeting for the Future , a suite of interactive games related to the federal budget...