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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 COVID...

Case and Womack Reintroduce Sustainable Budget Act

This week, Representatives Ed Case (D-HI) and Steve Womack (R-AR) reintroduced the Sustainable Budget Act. The bill would create a fiscal commission...

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...

Blue Dog Coalition Argues Against Misuse of New PAYGO Exemptions

The House of Representatives began the 117th Congress with a new rules package – H.Res.8 . The package maintains the House Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) rule...

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Extended

The House voted last week on a rules package that extended the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (SCMC) through the 117th...

Tim Penny, Charlie Stenholm, Dave McCurdy, and John Tanner: Stop congressional disorder with regular order

Tim Penny is co-chair and Charlie Stenholm, Dave McCurdy, and John Tanner are members of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. They...

William Hoagland: The Ghosts of Budgets Past, Present & Future

G. William Hoagland is Senior Vice President at the Bipartisan Policy Center and a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He...

Strengthen PAYGO with House Rules Reforms

When the 117 th Congress begins in January, lawmakers in the House of Representatives can advance fiscal responsibility and better budgeting...

GAO: Fiscal Targets Can Assist Deficit Reduction

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report , The Nation’s Fiscal Health: Effective Use of Fiscal Rules and Targets ....