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View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Oct 25, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

The 75-Year Budget Outlook

The federal budget is on an unsustainable long-term trajectory. With federal debt already high and rising, the country’s fiscal outlook in the medium...

Chartbook: Budgeting for the Next Generation

This chartbook corresponds to our project "Budgeting for the Next Generation"   
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

This paper has been updated here. The fiscal year began on September 30, has only passed 5 of 12 appropriations bills setting spending levels. If...

Budgeting for the Next Generation: Options to Improve Budgeting for Children

Children have less ability to meet their needs in the short term and more potential in the long term than other age groups, but federal policy does...
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Aug 16, 2018 | Other Spending

Budgeting for the Next Generation: Does the Budget Process Prioritize Children?

Compared to other age groups, children have higher levels of poverty, less ability to provide for themselves, and greater potential to support future...
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Aug 8, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

CBO’s Alternative Long-Term Budget Scenarios

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released alternative scenarios to its Long-Term Budget Outlook today. These scenarios show that if the recent...
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Jul 12, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

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...
Jul 12, 2018 | Budget Process

Leon Panetta's Testimony on Budget and Appropriations Process Reforms

On July 12, 2018, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Co-Chair Leon Panetta testified before the Joint Select Committee on Budget and...
Jun 27, 2018 | Budget Process

The Better Budget Process Initiative: Recommendations for the JSC

The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) has the opportunity to make important improvements to the budget process...
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Jun 26, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

CBO's 2018 Long-Term Budget Outlook

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2018 Long-Term Budget Outlook today, reiterating the budget’s unsustainable long-term trajectory....

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