Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Debt Ceiling

‘Line’ Items: Play On Edition

Budget Season Ramping Up – Football season may have ended last night, but budget season is just heating up.

‘Line’ Items: Super Bowl Edition

Game On – The Super Bowl in Texas won’t be until Sunday, but Washington had its own big game last week as President Obama gave his

Sen. Conrad Calls for Immediate Action on Long-Term Fiscal Plan

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, is calling for swift and decisive action to address our worsening fiscal probl

‘Line’ Items: State of the Union Edition

What Will He Say? – On Tuesday President Obama will avail himself of one of the most effective tools a President has to shap

Debt Ceiling Discussion Going Over Your Head? We Can Help.

With so much talk currently about the statutory debt ceiling, we at CRFB felt that this topic, which can be quite complex, deserved

‘Line’ Items: Dreams and Schemes Edition

Can Dreams of Cooperation be Fulfilled? – Yesterday the nation celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

‘Line’ Items: January 10, 2011

Shooting Puts Legislative Business on Hold – The shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in Tucson, Arizo

Default in 2011?

Bruce Bartlett posits an interesting scenario for when debt default could occur in the US:

‘Line’ Items: Commissions, Summits, Caps and Dogs

Commission Coming – The White House says President Obama will create a fiscal commission by executive order within days. Meanwhile, Republicans...