FY 2014 Budget Conference

Not Stepping Backward: CRFB's Paper on Budget Gimmicks

In his recent testimony, CBO directory Doug Elmendorf argued that it would be beneficial for policymakers to make large improvements to our budgetary...

The Rumored Aviation Security Fee Increase Explained

A recent CNN Money article suggests that budget conferees are likely to propose an increase in aviation security fees. When added to an increase in...

Policymakers Must Not Double-Count Retirement Savings

As budget conference committee chairs Patty Murray and Paul Ryan appear to be moving closer to a partial sequester-replacement deal, reports suggest...
Nov 14, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The King Plan: A Window Into a "Go Medium" Deal

In addition to CBO director Doug Elmendorf's testimony, yesterday's budget conference committee meeting produced another notable moment: a proposal...

Replacing the Sequester With...More Sequester? No Deal

As the budget conference committee works to develop a plan to offset some of the sequester, they may be tempted to use budget gimmicks in place of...

CBO Director Lays Out Budget Challenges for Conference Committee

At the second meeting of the budget conference committee earlier today, CBO director Doug Elmendorf was on hand to present the budget and economic...

Round 2: The Conferees Convene

The second meeting of the budget conference committee will happen today at 10 AM Eastern time. The conferees do not have a lot of time, as their...
Nov 8, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

The Senate Democrats' List of Tax Breaks to Axe

It has been one week since the budget conference committee's first meeting, and many are speculating that the committee could realistically come up...

Social Security Should Be Part of the Conversation

All eyes are on the budget conference committee, which has a myriad of options available to consider as it negotiates this year's budget resolution....

A Conference Committee Wishlist

With conference committee meetings underway, many are weighing in with their take on what should be accomplished. On Friday, Fareed Zakaria at CNN...

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