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Tim Penny, Charlie Stenholm, Dave McCurdy, and John Tanner: Stop congressional disorder with regular order

Tim Penny is co-chair and Charlie Stenholm, Dave McCurdy, and John Tanner are members of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. They...

William Hoagland: The Ghosts of Budgets Past, Present & Future

G. William Hoagland is Senior Vice President at the Bipartisan Policy Center and a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He...

Strengthen PAYGO with House Rules Reforms

When the 117 th Congress begins in January, lawmakers in the House of Representatives can advance fiscal responsibility and better budgeting...

GAO: Fiscal Targets Can Assist Deficit Reduction

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report , The Nation’s Fiscal Health: Effective Use of Fiscal Rules and Targets ....

Congressional Caucus Rules Can Promote Better Budgeting

The rules establishing each party’s self-governance within Congress can affect federal budget practices. Changing them could improve the climate for...

Better Budget Process Initiative: Automatic CRs Can Improve the Appropriations Process

A government shutdown could occur at the end of this month. This year’s appropriations process is at a standstill , and disagreement over further...

Q&A: Everything You Should Know About Government Shutdowns

The new fiscal year (FY) will begin on October 1, 2020, and Congress has so far enacted none of the 12 appropriations bills setting discretionary...

Congress Must Reach Quick, Reasonable Funding Deal

With government funding set to expire at the end of this month, lawmakers are negotiating to avert a potential shutdown in the middle of the COVID-19...

Pairing Debt Limit Reform with Budget Goals

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has long called for Congress to establish fiscal targets and reform the debt limit . This approach...