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By 2048, Only 6% of the Budget Will Go to Children

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) recent long-term budget outlook not only forecasts rapidly rising levels of debt but also suggests...

Farm Bill Is a Missed Opportunity

For Immediate Release Today, the Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act (Farm Bill), which would extend a variety of farm subsidy and...

Did the U.S. Really Spend $7 Trillion on Middle Eastern Wars?

In a roundtable in Minnesota yesterday, President Donald Trump claimed "we have $7 trillion in the Middle East", a rephrasing of his previous claims...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Last Updated 7/19/2018 Congress began appropriations work for FY 2019 in April. The enactment of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act increased defense...

Options for the Pension Committee to Consider

As we recently explained, proposals from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans could include considerable costs. The Joint...

Rescission Bill Should Be No-Brainer

For Immediate Release The House of Representatives narrowly passed a bill to rescind $14.7 billion in federal funds last week that the Congressional...

CRFB on Facing the Future: Federal Investment in Children is Dwindling

Children are getting an increasingly small share of the federal budget, even as we are burdening them with immense debt. In an episode of the Concord...

Budgeting for the Next Generation: How Do Kids Fare?

When it comes to fiscal policy, it is increasingly clear that children are not a high priority. Recent tax cuts and spending increases have burdened...

Does the Rescissions Bill Cut $15 Billion in Spending?

The President recently updated and revised his request to rescind some spending, removing some cuts from the proposal and clarifying others. The...