Press Releases

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Jan 22, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

Shutdown is a National Embarrassment

For Immediate Release Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, said the following about the government shutdown...
Jan 17, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

House Funding Plan Shouldn’t Be An Excuse to Add to the Debt

For Immediate Release Last night, House Republicans released a new plan to extend discretionary government funding through mid-February. The...

We Need to Break Our Addiction to Debt

For Immediate Release Congress is currently debating a deal to increase spending caps and fund the government through the remainder of the current...
Dec 21, 2017 | Other Spending| Taxes

Proposed Legislation Compounds Debt and Deficit Issues of the Tax Bill

For Immediate Release The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation to fund the government through January 19th and temporarily...
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Dec 20, 2017 | Taxes

Tax Bill Is a Missed Opportunity That Makes Fixing Our Fiscal Challenges Much More Difficult

For Immediate Release Congress voted on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Tuesday and early Wednesday. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas,...
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Dec 13, 2017 | Taxes

Policymakers Can Still Change Course and Pass a Responsible Tax Plan

For Immediate Release The conference committee on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has reportedly reached an agreement on principle today as the committee...
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Dec 11, 2017 | Taxes

Treasury Department Report Assumes Instead of Analyzing

For Immediate Release Today, the Treasury Department’s Office of Tax Policy issued a finding that claims the Senate Finance Committee's tax reform...
Dec 7, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

December Should Not Become Blow Up the Debt Month

For Immediate Release As we enter December, lawmakers are looking to address a number of year-end priorities. Unfortunately, the legislative agenda...
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Dec 1, 2017 | Taxes

CRFB Reaction to Senate Tax Bill

For Immediate Release The Senate unveiled a revised tax reform bill Friday. The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, president of the...
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Nov 30, 2017 | Taxes

JCT Score Shows Tax Bill Would Cost $1 Trillion After Economic Growth

For Immediate Release The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released its dynamic score of the Senate Finance Committee-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act...