Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Papers | February 2017

View our recurring reports, which summarize and analyze the most important regular federal budget releases and reports.
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Feb 23, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

What We’d Like to See in President Trump’s FY 2018 “Skinny Budget”

The Trump Administration is expected to soon release its first budget outlining the President’s priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and the...
Feb 16, 2017 | Taxes

Five Reasons to Pay for Tax Reform

An executive summary of this paper is available here. An updated version of this paper is available at Tax Reform Should Not Add to the Debt – Here's...
Feb 9, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

President Trump's Historic Debt Dilemma

As President Donald Trump begins his term, he faces perhaps the most daunting fiscal situation of any incoming president. President Trump enters...
Feb 7, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Principles for the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution

The Congressional budget resolution is a guiding document that should establish the nation’s budget priorities, the approach to financing them...