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Trump Administration

President Trump Bolsters Administrative PAYGO Through Executive Order

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to identify and propose offsets whenever they propose an action that...
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President Trump’s $4 Trillion Debt Increase

If the recent budget deal is signed into law, it will be the third major piece of deficit-financed legislation in President Trump's term. In...
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President's Budget Gets Serious About Cutting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Update: the tables in this post have been updated with estimates from CBO's analysis of the President's FY 2020 budget. CBO does not provide specific...

Three-Fifths of This Year's Deficit is Policymakers' Fault

The budget deficit will be almost $900 billion this year according to projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). By our estimates, 60...
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Analysis of the President’s FY 2020 Budget

The Trump Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposal today, outlining the President’s tax and spending priorities over the...
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An Overview of the President's FY 2020 Budget

Moments ago, President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 budget proposals, outlining his tax and spending proposals for the next decade. We...
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What We’d Like to See in President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget

Reports suggest the Trump administration will release its FY 2020 budget in two parts, beginning next week. With debt at post-war record highs,...
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Feb 5, 2019 | Blog Paper Press Release

Play Debt-O During State of the Union 2019!

President Donald Trump will give his second State of the Union address tonight at 9 p.m. ET. CRFB will be live tweeting the speech, providing...
Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta: Five Lessons that Never Seem to Be Learned from Shutting Down the Government

Leon Panetta is co-chair of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, former budget director and White House chief of staff under...
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Are Defense and Disasters Causing the Deficit Increase?

When asked about the increasing deficit, President Trump yesterday pointed to defense spending increases and disaster relief. While both of...

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