Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

FY 2016 Budget

Sharpening the Axe: How the House and Senate Budgets Handle the Sequester

With the Murray-Ryan deal expiring at the end of September, the sequester will once again be a hot topic as lawmakers will be prompted to deal with...
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Budget Rules! Process in the House and Senate Budgets

Now that the Senate and House have passed their respective budget resolutions, a budget conference committee is right around the corner. One aspect...

Warner Amendment Would Restore Program Integrity Funding

The Senate is undergoing vote-a-rama, an annual event where the Senate considers hundreds of amendments before voting on the budget resolution. Of...

Senate Amendment Would Take Further Step Back on War Spending

A big discussion has ensued in both the House and Senate about defense spending, and for the FY 2016 budget, that has meant how much to increase...

Progressive Caucus Releases Alternative Budget

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) threw their hat into the budget ring last week with the release of their “People’s Budget...

Debt and Deficits Under the FY 2016 Budgets

With budget consideration underway this week, the House has passed its own resolution and rejected several proposed alternatives, while the ...

Senate Amends Budget Resolution in Committee

While considering the FY 2016 budget, the Senate Budget Committee voted on about 50 amendments before passing the budget resolution on a party line
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Reconcilia-what?

Although the numbers in the budget resolution draw a lot of attention, one of the most impactful parts of the resolution deals with budget process,...

Two Budgets Enter, One Budget Will Leave

In order to resolve disagreement between defense hawks and fiscal hawks, the House will vote on two competing budgets with different approaches to...

Van Hollen Releases House Democratic FY 2016 Alternative

House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) yesterday released the House Democratic alternative budget, which provides similar...

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