Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Budget Process and Rules

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Explaining the TRUST Act: Just the FAQs

As the COVID-19 recession continues, Congress is debating additional fiscal support, economic relie

Growing Support for Bipartisan Budget Reform

A bipartisan group of 60 legislators led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX), released a letter to House leadership in...
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Representative Rouda Introduces Fiscal Responsibility & Long-Term Economic Security Act

While short-term borrowing and large deficits are necessary to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, policymakers will...
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Correcting the Record on the Enzi-Whitehouse Budget Reforms

Prior to the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, the Senate Budget Committee approved the Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act....
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PAYGO Tracker: FY 2020

The first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper.
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House Members Promote a Bipartisan Framework for Budget Reforms

A bipartisan group of 60 lawmakers, led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX), released a letter to House leadership this...
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Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 4/9/2020: On March 27, the President signed into law 

Event Recap: Better Budget Process Summit: Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform

On February 25, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted the second Better Budget Proces

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

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