Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Budget Process and Rules

Stop Us Before We Spend Again

President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Maya MacGuineas, testified before the Senate Budget Committee on proposals to form a...

CBO Delivers Cost Estimate for Physician Payment Updates

Yesterday the CBO delivered a cost estimate for instituting permanent Medicare physician payment updates by repealing the sustainable growth...

Congress Debates Medicare Payment Patches

Update: Debate on this issue got pushed back until today in the Senate. CRFB recently released this press release on the issue: Don't Let...

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:

Peterson-Pew Commission Policy Paper on Budget Reform Proposals

Today, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform issued its first policy paper, “A Closer Look at the President’s FY 2010 Budget...

Peterson-Pew Commission Event on Budget Reform

Tomorrow, on September 16th, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform will host an event --

Selective Triggering

We think triggers can be helpful in budgeting, by providing a back-up plan for when estimates prove wrong or conditions change, and by helping...

Trigger Happy

REVISED: Today, CRFB issued a press release commenting

Another $95 Billion of Budgeting Through Footnotes

Last week, we wrote about $85 billion worth of stimulus tax cuts which the Obama administration assumed as permanant in their baseline so that they...

Budgeting through Footnotes

 This morning, Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post reported on the decision of the Obama administration to