Bipartisan Budget Act

Social Security Changes in the Budget Deal

The recently-introduced Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 tackles a laundry list of items that lawmakers needed to address over this Congress, including...
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Budget Deal Truly Offsets Only Half Its Cost

Lawmakers are currently considering a budget deal that would increase appropriated spending, suspend the debt limit until March 2017, reallocate...

Understanding the Defense Retirement Reforms in the Bipartisan Budget Act

As CRFB has explained in a recent analysis, the Bipartisan Budget Act under consideration in the Senate would replace a portion of the mindless...

How the Bipartisan Budget Act Improves the Long Term

As we've said before, paying for temporary costs with savings that grow over the long term is very helpful for the long-term budget outlook, as it...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in the Bipartisan Budget Act

On Wednesday, we published an analysis of the Bipartisan Budget Act, which would replace a portion of the FY2014 and FY2015 sequester with mandatory...

Spending Agreement "Splits the Difference" for 2014

On Tuesday, Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan announced a budget deal that set discretionary spending levels for the next two years,...

Diving Deeper Into the Budget Conference Agreement

With the details on the agreement reached by Budget Committee chairs Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Patty Murray (D-WA) made fully available yesterday, CRFB...

Updated: Summarizing the Ryan-Murray Deal

Update: See our full analysis of the deal here On December 10th, Budget Committee chairmen Patty Murray and Paul Ryan announced an agreement to set...

Are Retirement Savings in the Budget Deal?

The budget conference committee is rumored to be close to a deal that includes changes to federal retirement programs, increasing the share that...

Could PBGC Premiums Be Part of a Budget Deal?

With Budget chairs Ryan and Murray apparently close to a deal, they may turn to PBGC premiums as a way to raise money without increasing taxes.For...

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