Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

House of Representatives

‘Line’ Items: Oscars Edition

Temporary Tax Extensions Avoid “The Hurt Locker” – The Senate passed H.R.

Health Reform by Reconciliation: Maligned, Misunderstood, but Misused Is Up for Debate

Unable to pass health care reform using “regular order,” Congressional Democrats now are turning to much-misunderstood proces

Constitutional Route Becoming Popular

Given the present economic and political climate, many are eying Constitutional changes to help improve the budget situation.

“Painful, Unglamorous, and Indispensible Work of Fiscal Discipline”

Those were some of the words uttered by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) today at the Brookings Institution as the latest political leader
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Bunning is Right on Unemployment: “We Should Pay For It”

Last night, Senator Jim Bunning blocked an effort to pas

President's Health Care Summit

The President's effort to forge a bipartisan solution to health care reform at today's summit has just started and is televised on C-Span (click

‘Line’ Items: Tax Reform, the Fed, and Congress Back to Work

Commission Commencement – President Obama signed Thursday the

‘Line’ Items: Commissions, Summits, Caps and Dogs

Commission Coming – The White House says President Obama will create a fiscal commission by executive order within days. Meanwhile, Republicans...

Blue Dogs Seek to Take a Bite Out of Spending

The Blue Dog Democrats, fresh off of attaining long-sought statutory PAYGO rules, are now setting their sights on capping discretionary spending.