WASHINGTON DC (January 10, 2020) — The Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget proposal today, outlining the President’s tax and spending priorities over the next decade. By the Administration’s own estimates, the budget would balance within 15 years and put debt on a downward path relative to the economy after 2022.

WASHINGTON DC (February 10, 2020) — President Trump released his budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, outlining his tax and spending agenda over the next decade. Under the budget’s own estimates, debt would fall from 81 percent of the economy in 2020 to 66 percent by 2030 assuming the enactment of the President’s policies.

WASHINGTON DC (February 10, 2020) — John Buhl has been named the Director of Media Relations at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Starting today, Buhl will oversee the Committee’s communications strategy and increase the visibility of its work around the country.

WASHINGTON DC (February 5, 2020) — President Trump delivered his third State of the Union Address last night.

WASHINGTON DC (January 28, 2020) — The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its January 2020 Budget and Economic Outlook, projecting the return of trillion-dollar deficits as well as high and rising debt and deficits over the next decade and beyond. CBO’s report shows:

WASHINGTON DC (January 28, 2020) — The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook for the next decade, which warned that the national debt is headed to uncharted waters. Under current law, CBO projects debt will rise from 80 percent of the economy today to 98 percent by 2030 and 180 percent by 2050.

WASHINGTON DC (January 24, 2020) — 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 also place growing burdens on households and businesses and — along with a significant uninsured rate — have prompted those seeking higher office to propose bold solutions with significant fiscal implications.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has proposed his Plan for Educators, Students, and our Future focused on preschool and K-12 education.

WASHINGTON DC (January 10, 2020) — Last summer, we estimated that since his inauguration in January of 2017, President Trump had signed legislation into law that will ultimately add $4.1 trillion to the national debt from 2017 to 2029.

Most New Years resolutions are not honored for very long, but here is one that would be good for our lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to stick to: Stop short-changing the future because of an unwillingness to make responsible fiscal choices. The past few years have been an abomination when it comes to responsible federal budgeting. Let us review this here.