Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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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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Apr 9, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

President Biden's FY 2022 Discretionary Budget

Today, the Biden Administration released an abridged version of the President’s budget. This partial budget details proposed allocations and plans...
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Mar 25, 2021 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas's Senate Testimony on Taxation of Corporations and the Wealthy

On March 25, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Senate Budget Committee on "Ending a Rigged...
Mar 22, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

The Case for Trust Fund Solutions

Some of the nation’s most important government programs are financed with dedicated revenue sources using federal trust funds. Four of those programs...
Mar 10, 2021 | Other Spending

How High Are Federal Interest Payments?

This year, the federal government will spend $300 billion on interest payments on the national debt. This is the equivalent of nearly ...
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Mar 4, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO's March 2021 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its March 2021 Long-Term Budget Outlook, confirming that the federal budget is on an...
Feb 23, 2021 | Health Care

Capping Hospital Prices

High hospital prices are a leading driver of high and rising costs in the U.S. health care system, resulting in insurance premium growth that...
Feb 23, 2021 | Health Care

Reducing Medicare Advantage Overpayments

The Medicare Advantage (MA) program, which allows Medicare beneficiaries to enroll in federally-funded private health insurance plans, is an...
Feb 23, 2021 | Health Care

Equalizing Medicare Payments Regardless of Site-of-Care

Currently, the Medicare program pays higher rates for medical services performed in hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) than it pays for the same...
Feb 11, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO's February 2021 Budget and Economic Outlook

Note for March 12, 2021 redirects — for our paper on federal interest costs, click here. Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its...
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Jan 22, 2021 | Budget Process

Reconciliation 101

What is reconcilation? How do reconciliation instructions work? Can a reconciliation bill add to the budget deficit? What is...

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