Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Papers | September 2020

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Sep 21, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO's 2020 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its 2020 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which shows the federal budget is on an unsustainable...
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Sep 17, 2020 | Budget Process

Better Budget Process Initiative: Automatic CRs Can Improve the Appropriations Process

A government shutdown could occur at the end of this month. This year’s appropriations process is at a standstill, and disagreement over further...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2020, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary...
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Sep 9, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Comparing President Trump’s Record to His 2016 Agenda

During the 2016 campaign, US Budget Watch estimated that then-candidate Donald Trump’s proposed agenda would add $4.6 trillion to budget deficits...
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Sep 2, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Analysis of CBO’s September 2020 Budget Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated budget outlook – the first to incorporate the effects of the COVID-19...