WASHINGTON DC (September 18, 2019) — While policymakers are struggling to produce a federal budget and address rising national debt, a new report shows that Americans are not afraid to make hard choices.

WASHINGTON DC (September 17, 2019) — In April, 2020 presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) unveiled a plan for “universal free public college and cancellation of student loan debt.” The plan would eliminate tuition at public two-year and four-year colleges, expand and increase Pell

WASHINGTON DC (September 12, 2019) — Twenty current and former Democratic presidential candidates have now debated twice without any discussion of an issue that actively threatens our nation and ideals: Our growing debt burden.

WASHINGTON DC (September 4, 2019) — Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, argued in an opinion piece that we should have a fiscally-responsible framework for handling a recession agreed to well in advance of one. That way, if policy-makers decide to implement a stimulus plan to combat a recession, they will also have agreed to the principle that it should be paid for over time.

WASHINGTON DC (August 23, 2019) — The Washington Post reported on Monday that senior White House officials have discussed a temporary payroll tax cut to arrest the economic slowdown.

WASHINGTON DC (August 21, 2019) — The Congressional Budget Office released a new update Wednesday to its Budget and Economic Outlook: 2019 to 2029, the first since the recent agreement to lift budget-caps and increase spending. 

WASHINGTON DC (August 7, 2019) — Last week, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) released a series of discussion drafts with proposals to reform the federal budget process. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget:

WASHINGTON DC (August 1, 2019) — The Senate passed a budget agreement Thursday to suspend the debt ceiling and raise discretionary spending caps for two years, sending the bill to President Trump, who supports it. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget:

"Today's budget vote caps a shameful period of fiscal recklessness in Washington that is unprecedented in the context of our current fiscal state.

WASHINGTON DC (July 30, 2019) — Tonight and tomorrow's Democratic presidential primary debates mark the second of the 2020 campaign and will surely touch on fiscal issues.

WASHINGTON DC (July 26, 2019) — Congressional leaders and the President announced a proposed budget deal yesterday to raise the caps on discretionary spending for Fiscal Years (FY) 2020 and 2021. Unfortunately, the deal's two-year cost of $320 billion includes just $55 billion of ten-year offsets and sets the stage for a total of $1.7 trillion in additional debt.

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