Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Defense

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Is Trump Proposing One of the Largest Defense Increases in History?

In his joint address to Congress, President Trump said, "I am sending the Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the defense sequ

CBO Releases 2016 Budget Options

The Congressional Budget Office released a report Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 202
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How Much Would Trump's New Defense Plan Cost?

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McCain Amendment Would Undermine Appropriations Discipline

When the Senate considers this year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) is
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Christmas for the Pentagon Is Early This Year: Statement by Maya MacGuineas

The defense authorization bill reported by the House Armed Services Committee would funnel $23 billion of war funds to the Pentagon for basic expen
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House Budget Would Expand War Spending Gimmick

The Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) designation has often been used to circumvent spending limits, and the budget resolution released by House...

Five Gimmicks Only Budget Wonks Get

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed into law earlier this week, is fully offset over the next ten years, according to the scoring conventions...

A New War Spending Gimmick In The Budget Deal

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 is now the law of the land. While the law does not necessarily prevent a government shutdown, it does raise the...

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