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Disaster Relief Deserves Offsets

For Immediate Release Last week, the Trump Administration requested $44 billion of disaster relief funding, on top of roughly $50 billion of...

Leon Panetta: Blowing Up the Debt is a Threat to America

Leon Panetta is a co-chair of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an opinion piece for USA Today. It...

Leon Panetta and Other Former Defense Secretaries: Debt-Increasing Tax Bill Threatens National Security

Leon Panetta is a co-chair of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote a letter to Congressional leaders...

A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget: An Update

Note: This paper is an update from our August 2017 piece “A Mini-Bargain to Improve the Budget.” It adds a new section on how to pay for disaster...

Appropriations Watch: FY 2018

Last updated 9/14/2017. The House (by a 316-90 vote) and Senate (by a 80-17 vote) voted last week on a continuing resolution which funds the...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

It’s déjà vu all over again, again – Congress seems to be waiting until the last minute to address several important fiscal priorities. One of the...