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Budget Deal Would Assure Permanent Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Note (2/9/2018): We have published an update to this blog reflecting passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. It is posted here. Lawmakers...

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...

MacGuineas Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...

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...

Debt-O is Back for the State of the Union Address!

President Donald Trump will give his first State of the Union address tonight at 9 p.m. ET. CRFB will be live tweeting the speech, providing analysis...

Trillion-Dollar Deficits Could Return Next Year, But A Deal Could Make Them Worse

Trillion-dollar deficits will return next year, and a budget deal in the coming weeks could make them much worse. The continuing resolution (CR) that...

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...

President Trump's Fiscal Record So Far

As the first year of the Trump Presidency closes, it is worth taking a look at how the fiscal health of the country has changed since President Trump...

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...