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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 1/15/2019: A continuing resolution funding the seven appropriations bills that had not been previously enacted lapsed at midnight on December...
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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....
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Leon Panetta: Five Lessons that Never Seem to Be Learned from Shutting Down the Government

Leon Panetta is co-chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, former budget director and White House chief of staff under...

Beware the Budget Busters in the Lame Duck

The lame duck Congress will return to Washington with an important to-do list that includes either finishing the seven unfinished appropriation bills...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

This paper has been updated here. The fiscal year began on September 30, has only passed 5 of 12 appropriations bills setting spending levels. If...

Congress Should Reform NFIP

Authorization for the nation’s primary flood insurance, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), expires November 30. Unless Congress acts to...
Maya MacGuineas

Maya MacGuineas: Rescission Fight About Much More than a Few Billion Dollars

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an ...

Options for the Pension Committee to Consider

As we recently explained, proposals from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans could include considerable costs. The Joint...
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CRFB on Facing the Future: Federal Investment in Children is Dwindling

Children are getting an increasingly small share of the federal budget, even as we are burdening them with immense debt. In an episode of the Concord...
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Does the Rescissions Bill Cut $15 Billion in Spending?

The President recently updated and revised his request to rescind some spending, removing some cuts from the proposal and clarifying others. The...

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