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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Jul 28, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

The federal debt ceiling will be reinstated on August 1, 2021, at around $28.5 trillion. At that point, the Treasury Department will begin using...
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Jul 26, 2021 | Health Care

Injecting Price Competition into Medicare Part B Drugs

Medicare Part B, which covers outpatient physician services, pays for physician-administered drugs by reimbursing physicians the average cost for...
Jul 26, 2021 | Health Care

Limiting Evergreening for Name-Brand Prescription Drugs

To encourage medical innovation, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants temporary market exclusivities to new brand name drugs. These...
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Jul 20, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Five Reasons to Pay for New Investments

Congress and the Administration are currently negotiating and developing legislation to invest in physical infrastructure, education, and other areas...
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Jul 14, 2021 | Taxes

Chartbook: Reducing the Tax Gap

One of the most fair and efficient ways for policymakers to raise revenue would be to close some portion of the “tax gap.” The tax gap is the...
Jul 1, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO's July 2021 Budget and Economic Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released initial details of its updated Budget and Economic Outlook, accounting for enactment of...
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Jun 25, 2021 | Budget Process

Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? How does Congress determine the total level of appropriations? How will this year's appropriations process be different...
May 28, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

President Biden's Full FY 2022 Budget

The Biden Administration today released its first full budget, laying out its proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and the subsequent decade. The...
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May 19, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Interest Payments in the Federal Budget

At a projected cost of over $300 billion this fiscal year, interest payments are a significant part of the federal budget. Net interest is currently...
Apr 29, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

The Nation's Upcoming Fiscal Challenges

President Joe Biden and the nation face perhaps the most daunting fiscal situation on record. One hundred days into his presidency, President Biden...

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