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House Spending Bill Would Cost Twice as Much as Sequester Repeal

Defenders of the House spending bill have argued that despite its $2.1 trillion debt impact, it is necessary to prevent the return of sequester-level...

Proposed Budget Plan Would Cost Over $2 Trillion

In lieu of a budget resolution, the House Budget Committee has put forward a bill to increase discretionary spending caps by $358 billion over...

Written Testimony on Our Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure and the Need for Immediate Action

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget submitted testimony for the record pertaining to the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on "Our...

Charting a Responsible Path for Discretionary Spending

With the government now fully funded for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, policymakers must begin the conversation over appropriate funding levels for next...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Last Updated 2/15/2019  Congress passed full appropriations for the remaining seven appropriations bills for the rest of fiscal year 2019, and...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2018, and Congress has passed just five out of 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary spending levels....

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

This paper has been updated here. The fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2018, and Congress has passed just five out of 12 appropriations bills...

The House Deserves Praise for Restoring the PAYGO Rule

For Immediate Release Yesterday the House adopted the rules package for the 116th Congress, which included restoring the pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) rule...

Leon Panetta: Five Lessons that Never Seem to Be Learned from Shutting Down the Government

Leon Panetta is co-chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, former budget director and White House chief of staff under...