Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Press Releases | February 2021

Feb 17, 2021 | Other Spending

COVID Relief Bill Losing Focus as Details Emerge

For Immediate Release As House lawmakers move forward on a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, details of the legislation indicate a trend of funds...
Feb 16, 2021 | Other Spending

CBO’s Long-Term Debt Outlook Reaffirms Unsustainable Debt Trajectory

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Long-Term Budget Outlook today, which shows an unsustainable debt...
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Feb 11, 2021 | Other Spending

CBO Debt Baseline Emphasizes Need to Better Target COVID Relief Bill

For Immediate Release The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook for the next decade, estimating that the...
Feb 10, 2021 | Other Spending

Building a Responsible COVID Relief Package

The House of Representatives is currently developing a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package. Policymakers should spend what is necessary to end the...
Feb 8, 2021 | Other Spending

CBO Reports $738 Billion Deficit Through First Four Months of FY 2021

For Immediate Release The United States’ budget deficit for the first four months of fiscal year 2021 was $738 billion, according to the...
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Feb 8, 2021 | Other Spending

Important to Pay For Child Tax Credit Expansion

For Immediate Release Democratic lawmakers are planning to unveil legislation to substantially boost the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 to $3,000,...
Feb 5, 2021

Why is Governing No Longer Good Politics: Reflections from a Thousand Years of Public Service

Why is Governing No Longer Good Politics: Reflections from a Thousand Years of Public Service In a new survey by FixUS, former members of...
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Feb 1, 2021 | Other Spending

New CBO Data Makes Case for More Targeted COVID Relief Plan

For Immediate Release As policymakers debate a new round of COVID relief, new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) data suggests a modest fiscal...