Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

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Maya MacGuineas: Don’t Get Rid of the Debt Ceiling. Reform It.

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

Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg: Playing Politics with the Nation’s Financial Future

Ed Rendell and Judd Gregg are co-chairs of the Fix the Debt Campaign, a project of CRFB. Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

One issue that must be addressed this month is the federal debt ceiling, which was reinstated on March 16, 2017 as the debt approached...
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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...
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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...
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Looming Debt Limit Debate Offers Opportunity for Meaningful Reform

The debt limit was quietly reinstated on March 16. The budget deal in November 2015 suspended the debt limit through March 15, 2017, and reinstated...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

Note: We have updated this Q&A. A new version is available here. Attention is turning towards raising the federal debt ceiling, which will be...
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Debt Limit Deadline: March 16, 2017 – Time for Reform?

One of the first legislative deadlines President-elect Donald Trump and the 115th Congress will face is the need to raise the debt limit. The budget...
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Q&A: Everything You Should Know About the Debt Ceiling

March 2017 Note: We have updated this Q&A. A new version is available here.
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Two Months, Four Fiscal Speed Bumps to Deal With

We are coming down the home stretch of calendar year 2015, with only a little more than two months left. Lawmakers will have to get to work as they...

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