FY 2018 Budget

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The Omnibus Spent More than Either Side Asked For

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) increased this year's discretionary spending caps by a whopping $143 billion, paving the way for a 13 percent...
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Appropriations Watch: FY 2018

Here is a link to the Appropriations Watch for FY 2020. Appropriations will be one of several deadlines Congress will face over the...
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Budget Deal Would Bust Original BCA Caps

The budget deal currently being considered by Congress would increase discretionary spending caps over the next two years by $165 billion for defense...
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CBO Finds Budget Deal Will Cost $320 Billion

The Congressional Budget Office has released a series of estimates for the budget deal announced yesterday. The deal would add $320 billion to...
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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...
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Three-Week Funding Deal Includes $30 Billion in Tax Cuts

Lawmakers came to a bipartisan agreement to end the federal government shutdown yesterday, but it came with a very high price. The continuing...
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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...
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House Continuing Resolution Sets Stage for Over $300 Billion in Costs

House Republicans released a draft continuing resolution (CR) last night to extend current levels of discretionary spending through February 16,...
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Sequester Relief is Too Costly to Add to the Credit Card

During the busy end to the year, lawmakers enacted a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through January 19. When that CR ends,...
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CRFB's Top 10 Charts of 2017

The year 2017 was a busy time for budget policy as lawmakers considered major legislation dealing with health care and taxes following the...

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