Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Budget Process and Rules

Deficit Falls Slightly, Debt Will Continue to Soar, CBO Warns

 The federal deficit in FY10 is expected to be $1.35 billion--a slight drop from the $1.41 trillion in FY09--but still the second largest in o

Budget Concepts Do Matter

Budgeteers have long argued that baselines matter.  You have to know where you are going before you decide where you should be.

Time to Bring Back Caps

As the Senate continues its consideration of the debt ceiling today, it will consider

House Sustains Obama Veto of CR; Budgeteers Yawn

The House voted Wednesday to sustain President Obama's veto of a Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded. Huh? Confused? Why wasn't this...

Two Major Reports Target Debt Reduction

In the past two days, at least two new voices have joined a growing chorus of organizations warning that our federal debt is growing at an unsustai

Deficit Hawks Love their Cake

Over the weekend one of our favorite bloggers, EconomistMom, joined an important discussion prompted by a Stan Collender blog that called out deficit...

David Walker and the Federal Deficit on NPR

This morning on NPR’s Morning Edition one of our board members, David Walker, discussed his new book, Comeback America: Turning

Fiscal Policy Rules: What Works

Last month, the International Monetary Fund released a report identifying succ

Event Recap: Release of 'Red Ink Rising'

On December 14, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform

Peterson-Pew in the Press

The Peterson-Pew Commission’s “Red Ink Rising” plan for American lawmakers has earned s