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CBO's Long-Term Debt Outlook Improved Slightly from Last Year, Here's Why

In its latest Long-Term Budget Outlook, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects debt held by the public will rise from over 78 percent of...

Gene Steuerle: Alice Rivlin: The George Washington of the Congressional Budget Office

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is an Institute fellow and the Richard B. Fisher chair at the Urban Institute and a member of the Committee for a...

Saving Social Security and Medicare Could Help Fix the Debt

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) Long-Term Budget Outlook shows debt rising continuously as a share of the economy over the next 30 years and...

Senate Should Pass Budget Plan Before Defense Authorization

For Immediate Release The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 to...

CBO: Fixing the Debt Would Increase Income

Putting debt on a downward path could increase average income by almost $9,000 per person per year, or about 10 percent as compared to continuing on...

US Budget Watch 2020 Will Hold Candidates Accountable for Their Fiscal Promises

For Immediate Release The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget launched its US Budget Watch 2020 project Wednesday, an initiative...

CBO's 2019 Long-Term Budget Outlook

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Long-Term Budget Outlook, again confirming the budget’s unsustainable long-term trajectory...

CBO Releases 2019 Long-Term Outlook

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its 2019 Long-Term Outlook, again confirming the budget’s unsustainable long-term trajectory....

The Long-Term Debt is Out of Control

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Long-Term Budget Outlook Tuesday, which warns that today’s high...