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Here's a look at the White House immigration and wildfire emergency funding request.
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CBO's release of the June Monthly Budget Review (MBR) gives us another data point in what has been an interesting story for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014: the slow growth of Medicare.
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The PBGC provides insurance to defined-benefit private pension plans covering approximately 44 million people.
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Peter G. Peterson Foundation paper highlights that economic and fiscal health are not in conflict.
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Senate Medicare bill would in fact undermine the entire purpose of reconciliation, make deficit reduction and Medicare reform far more difficult, and ultimately threaten the benefits of the very same seniors it is trying to protect.
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Both the House and Senate have passed bills reforming the VA, and a conference committee must now meet to hammer out differences between the two bills. Yesterday, CRFB President Maya MacGuineas sent a letter to the 28 conferees, calling for the resulting bill to take a fiscally responsible approach and honor our nation's committment to veterans without adding to the national debt.
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The House Ways and Means Committee plan for a short-term fix to the Highway Trust Fund relies on a known gimmick called "pension smoothing," which technically raises revenue on net over 10 years but may cost money in future years. Lawmakers should not use a gimmick, let alone a "pay-for" that may increase future deficits.
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If lawmakers take the most irresponsible approach to all four issues, lawmakers could increase ten-year deficits by more than $1 trillion. It is important that lawmakers abide by PAYGO and find offsetting savings to pay for any changes they adopt.
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Starting August 1, the federal government would no longer reimburse states for projects immediately.
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Can you stabilize the debt? Check out our newly updated budget simulator.
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This week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published an online primer that explains the different ways to measure the deficit and what these measures say about the government’s fiscal health.
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Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) announced a proposal this week to close the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) shortfall by increasing the gas tax by 12 cents over the next two years and indexing it to inflation. Learn more about the proposal on The Bottom Line.
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Unbelievable. Why would anybody try to increase taxes on the middle class?
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The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.