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Updated Appropriations 101

What are appropriations? Appropriations are annual decisions made by Congress about how the federal government spends some of its money. In general...

House and Senate Move Forward on FY 2018 Appropriations

The appropriations season is moving forward before Congress has passed a budget. Below, we explain how that can happen. Typically, Congress is...

Maya MacGuineas: Take It from a Fiscal Hawk: Raise the Debt Ceiling

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...

Letter to Chairman Enzi Encouraging A Current Law Baseline

Below is a letter from CRFB to Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) encouraging the committee to use a current law baseline. We...

A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget

The national debt is currently at its highest share of the economy since just after World War II and is set to rise rapidly. Fixing our unsustainable...

We Must Increase the Statutory Debt Limit and Take Action to Deal with the Debt

For Immediate Release The United States government is quickly approaching the deadline for raising the debt ceiling. Maya MacGuineas, president of...