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Gimmicks to Look Out For in a Spending Deal

With Congress moving toward funding the government for the remainder of fiscal year 2018, pressure is mounting to increase discretionary spending....

Maya MacGuineas: An Opportunity to Improve the Tax Bill While Replacing the PAYGO Sequester

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...

The Year-End Debt Dilemma

As the year comes to a close, lawmakers have a number of legislative deadlines and a variety of issues they need or want to address – many of which...

December Should Not Become Blow Up the Debt Month

For Immediate Release As we enter December, lawmakers are looking to address a number of year-end priorities. Unfortunately, the legislative agenda...

December Legislation Could Bring Back Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Congress has a lot on its plate this holiday season. Sadly, they seem far more focused on legislation to increase our post-war record-high national...

Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles: A Moment of Truth for our Country’s Financial Future

Alan Simpson is a former Republican senator from Wyoming. Erskine Bowles served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998. They...

Congress Should Offset Cost of Any Sequester Agreement

For Immediate Release   Press reports suggest Congress and the administration are nearing a sequester relief agreement to increase defense and...

FY 2018 Budget Resolution Resources

This blog has been updated to reflect new publications as of 10/27/17. Consideration of the congressional budget resolution has drawn to a close on...

Newly-Passed Budget Chooses Gimmicks and Debt over Fiscal Restraint

For Immediate Release The House of Representatives passed the Senate-approved budget today. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas,...