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Senate Finance Committee Hearing Highlights Need to Secure Highway Trust Fund

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing last month titled “
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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

The next few years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many provisions providing...
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Mar 25, 2021 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

Watch: Committee President Maya MacGuineas Testifies on Taxation of Corporations and the Wealthy

On March 25, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Senate Budget Committee on whether weal
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Reconciliation 101

Reconciliation is a special legislative process created as part of the Budget Act of 1974. It is intended to help lawmakers make the tax and...

Comparing the Heroes and HEALS Acts

As lawmakers formulate the next round of fiscal relief to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, two pieces of legislation have emer

What's in the $1.1 Trillion HEALS Act?

The Senate recently introduced the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act designed to further address the publi
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Senate Considering Debt-Increasing Parks Legislation

This week, the Senate will consider the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill seeks to address the backlog of maintenance on public lands in a...
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PAYGO Tracker: FY 2020

The first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper.

Congress Increasingly Fails to Budget

The Congressional budget process calls for an annual budget resolution to make explicit the tradeoffs between discretionary spending, direct spendi

Bill Advances to Combat Improper Payments

Congress recently passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) to improve efforts to identify and reduce improper payments acros

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