Domestic Spending

Maya MacGuineas

Maya MacGuineas: Rescission Fight About Much More than a Few Billion Dollars

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

Options for the Pension Committee to Consider

As we recently explained, proposals from the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans could include considerable costs. The Joint...
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CRFB on Facing the Future: Federal Investment in Children is Dwindling

Children are getting an increasingly small share of the federal budget, even as we are burdening them with immense debt. In an episode of the Concord...
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Does the Rescissions Bill Cut $15 Billion in Spending?

The President recently updated and revised his request to rescind some spending, removing some cuts from the proposal and clarifying others. The...
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VA Cap Adjustment Could Cost Over $55 Billion

The VA MISSION Act that passed both Houses of Congress last month may get a whole lot more expensive. As part of the Veterans Affairs (VA)...

Multiemployer Pensions: The Next Source of Budget-Busting Legislation?

The newly-created Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Plans is tasked with crafting legislation to improve the finances of the nation...
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Factchecking the Senate Budget Committee Hearing with CBO

At least two claims in Wednesday's Senate Budget Committee hearing with Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Keith Hall merit fact checking....
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Budget Deal Would Bust Original BCA Caps

The budget deal currently being considered by Congress would increase discretionary spending caps over the next two years by $165 billion for defense...
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Budget Deal Would Assure Permanent Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Note (2/9/2018): We have published an update to this blog reflecting passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. It is posted here. Lawmakers...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

As we’ve learned to expect, Congress seems to be waiting until the last minute to address several important fiscal priorities. One of the most...

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