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View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
Feb 10, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of the President’s FY 2021 Budget

The Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget proposal today, outlining the President’s tax and spending priorities over the...
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Jan 28, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook (January 2020)

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its January 2020 Budget and Economic Outlook, projecting the return of trillion-dollar deficits...
Jan 24, 2020 | Health Care

Primary Care: Estimating Leading Democratic Candidates’ Health Plans

Health care is the single largest part of the federal budget and a key driver of our unsustainably rising national debt.1 Rising health care costs...
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Dec 13, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Budget Offsets Bank

The federal debt is at a post-war record high, deficits are set to exceed the trillion-dollar mark this year, and new initiatives are being proposed...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2019, and Congress has enacted none of 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary spending levels. Lawmakers have...
Nov 6, 2019 | Budget Process

Letter to Senate Budget Committee: Advance Bipartisan Budget Improvements

Below is a letter sent today from Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike...
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Oct 28, 2019 | Health Care| Taxes

Choices for Financing Medicare for All: A Preliminary Analysis

Proposals to adopt single-payer health care in the United States have grown in popularity in recent years, as numerous lawmakers and presidential...
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Sep 24, 2019 | Social Security

Chartbook: Promoting Economic Growth through Social Security Reform

Below is a Chartbook that corresponds to the paper "Promoting Economic Growth through Social Security Reform":
Sep 19, 2019 | Social Security

Promoting Economic Growth through Social Security Reform

By Marc Goldwein, Maya MacGuineas, and Chris Towner Executive Summary As the population ages and an increasing share of Americans exit the...
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Sep 18, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Americans Show They Can Make Tough Federal Budget Decisions and Reduce National Debt

The national debt currently is the highest it has been as a share of the economy since just after World War II, and it is rising rapidly. This high...

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