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Options to Offset An Infrastructure Package

A meeting between Democratic Congressional leaders and President Trump a few weeks ago raised the possibility of an infrastructure package. The...

House Spending Plan Would Increase Discretionary Spending to Record Levels

The House Budget Committee proposal to raise the caps on discretionary spending would add over $2 trillion in projected debt over the next...

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...

New Budget Cap Plan Would Cost As Much As the Tax Cuts

Earlier this week, the House Budget Committee reported a bill – the Investing for the People Act of 2019 – that would increase current law caps on...

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

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2020. Congress passed full appropriations for the remaining seven appropriations bills...

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....