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Budget Deal Will Bring Back Trillion-Dollar Deficits and Could Ultimately Add More Than $1.5 Trillion to the Debt

For Immediate Release Senate leaders have agreed to a massive budget deal raising the defense and nondefense spending caps for two years, increasing...
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Jan 30, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

President Trump Fails to Address Growing National Debt in State of the Union Speech

For Immediate Release President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday. Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee...
Jan 29, 2018

Statement on the Passing of Ed Lorenzen + How You Can Help

For Immediate Release It is with profound sadness that the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget announces the untimely death of our senior...
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Jan 23, 2018 | Health Care| Taxes

$30 Billion in Debt is a High Price to Reopen the Government

For Immediate Release The House and Senate have passed a short-term continuing resolution extending discretionary funding through February 8. The...
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Jan 22, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

Shutdown is a National Embarrassment

For Immediate Release Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said the following about the government shutdown...
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Jan 17, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

House Funding Plan Shouldn’t Be An Excuse to Add to the Debt

For Immediate Release Last night, House Republicans released a new plan to extend discretionary government funding through mid-February. The...
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We Need to Break Our Addiction to Debt

For Immediate Release Congress is currently debating a deal to increase spending caps and fund the government through the remainder of the current...
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Dec 21, 2017 | Other Spending| Taxes

Proposed Legislation Compounds Debt and Deficit Issues of the Tax Bill

For Immediate Release The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation to fund the government through January 19th and temporarily...
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Dec 20, 2017 | Taxes

Tax Bill Is a Missed Opportunity That Makes Fixing Our Fiscal Challenges Much More Difficult

For Immediate Release Congress voted on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Tuesday and early Wednesday. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas,...
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Dec 13, 2017 | Taxes

Policymakers Can Still Change Course and Pass a Responsible Tax Plan

For Immediate Release The conference committee on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has reportedly reached an agreement on principle today as the committee...

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