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Letter for the Record on Comprehensive Legislative Proposals on Social Security

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget submitted a letter for the record from CRFB president Maya MacGuineas pertaining to the House Ways and...

New Budget Cap Plan Would Cost As Much As the Tax Cuts

Earlier this week, the House Budget Committee reported a bill – the Investing for the People Act of 2019 – that would increase current law caps on...

Three-Fifths of This Year's Deficit is Policymakers' Fault

The budget deficit will be almost $900 billion this year according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). By our estimates, 60...
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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 2/27/2019: Congress passed full appropriations for the remaining seven appropriations bills for the rest of fiscal year 2019, and the...

Budget Changes in Proposed House Rules

House Democrats are proposing a package of rules to govern the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress. The package contains many...
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OMB and Congress Propose New Way to Budget for Federal Buildings

Both lawmakers and administration officials have recently begun advocating for a different approach to funding long-term physical federal investments...
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Sep 12, 2018 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Tax Cut Extensions Would Cost $657 Billion

The House Ways and Means Committee on Monday released three bills they are dubbing "Tax Reform 2.0." The biggest of these bills would extend many of...
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Sep 11, 2018 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Further Tax Cuts are the Height of Fiscal Irresponsibility

For Immediate Release The House Ways and Means Committee released “Tax Reform 2.0" Monday night, which would make permanent most of last year’s tax...
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Ways and Means Subcommittee Examines Changes to the SSDI Appeals Process

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security held a hearing on July 25 regarding changes to the adjudication process for the Social...
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House to Vote on $90 Billion of Tax Cuts

The House of Representatives is voting this week on three bills targeting health care-related tax provisions and expanding the use of...

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