Super Committee

Oct 4, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Super Committee Savings Target Was 150% of Sequestration

Previously, we've voiced a number of concerns about sequestration, including that it is too abrupt, too mindless, too focused on the discretionary...

Kudos to Those Who Are Resisting Efforts to Turn Off the Trigger!

We talked yesterday about the importance of keeping the trigger, or the automatic sequester of $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, in place in order to...
Nov 21, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

The Importance of the Sequester

When Congress raised the debt ceiling in last August’s Budget Control Act (BCA), it mandated at least $1.2 trillion in further savings by 2021...
Nov 18, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Let's Negotiate Savings Up Instead of Down

As we said earlier this week, the Super Committee needs to be finding ways to negotiate its way up to larger savings, not working to push savings...
Nov 18, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Senators Kirk and Manchin Offer "Go Big" Proposal

Today, Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) called for a "Sense of the Senate" resolution pushing for Congress to "Go Big...
Nov 17, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Super Committee Can Keep "Go Big" Momentum Going by Calling for Another Stage

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and many others have called on the Super Committee to find two or three times its mandated $1.5...

Moment of Truth Project Highlights Reforms to Health Care Cost-Sharing and Federal Retirement

With the deadline for the Super Committee to come to an agreement nearly here, the Moment of Truth Project, a project of CRFB, has released two new...
Nov 16, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Lawmakers Reach Across the Aisle, and Houses, to Support Go Big

A group of legislators today staged a rare bipartisan, bicameral show of strength to support the Super Committee and encourage it to “Go Big....
Nov 16, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

A Final Bipartisan, Bicameral Push to Go Big

Today at 10:30 am ET, Republican and Democratic lawmakers from both the House and the Senate will be holding a press conference pushing Go Big in a...
Nov 15, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Let's Add on Instead of Claw-Back

You might think we're about to talk about Social Security reform or how to reform the Sustainable Growth Rate. But what we're actually talking about...

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