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Offset Options

This page contains all of our published blogs and papers including lists of savings options that Congress could consider for deficit reduction, or to offset the cost of spending increases or tax cuts.

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Budget Offsets Bank

The federal debt is at a post-war record high, deficits are set to exceed the trillion-dollar mark this year, and new initiatives are being proposed...

Break Glass Here: A Responsible Plan to Combat the Next Recession

The United States is in the midst of one of the longest periods of sustained economic growth in its history, but there are signs that this prolonged...
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A Plan to Raise the Caps Without Breaking the Bank

Due to the large temporary increase in discretionary spending levels for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019 in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, spending is...
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Lawmakers Should Offset Latest Disaster Relief Package

Yesterday, the Senate voted to appropriate an additional $19 billion in disaster relief to aid the damage caused by wildfires, hurricanes,...
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Options to Offset An Infrastructure Package

A meeting between Democratic Congressional leaders and President Trump a few weeks ago raised the possibility of an infrastructure package. The...
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CBO Releases Latest Budget Options Report

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its "Options for Reducing the Deficit, 2019-2028" report, featuring 121 policy options and...

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...
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VA Cap Adjustment Could Cost Over $55 Billion

The VA MISSION Act that passed both Houses of Congress last month may get a whole lot more expensive. As part of the Veterans Affairs (VA)...
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Oct 13, 2017 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Options to Help Pay for the Big Six Tax Reform Framework

The unified framework for tax reform released by the White House and GOP Congressional leaders includes several provisions that could result in about...
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Options for Meeting the House Budget's Reconciliation Instructions

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 House budget resolution includes reconciliation instructions requiring 11 House committees to report legislation that...

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