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  • Policy Basics: Introduction to the Federal Budget Process
    Updated September 10, 2014

    This backgrounder describes the laws and procedures under which Congress decides how much money to spend each year, what to spend it on, and how to raise the money to pay for that spending.  The Congressional Budget Act of 1974 lays out a formal framework for developing and enforcing a …
  • Policy Basics: Non-Defense Discretionary Programs
    Updated April 30, 2014

    Non-defense discretionary (NDD) programs comprise domestic and international programs outside of national defense that Congress funds on an annual basis.  (They exclude “entitlement” programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.)  NDD programs include a broad …
  • Ryan Roundup 2014: Everything You Need to Know About Chairman Ryan's Latest Budget
    April 8, 2014

    We’ve compiled CBPP’s analyses and blog posts on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget.  We’ll update this roundup as we issue additional analyses. Analysis: Ryan Block Grant Proposal Would Cut Medicaid by More Than One-Quarter by 2024 and More After That April 4, 2014 “The Medicaid block grant …
  • Key Elements of the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
    Joel Friedman, Robert Greenstein and Sharon Parrott
    March 5, 2014

    President Obama’s 2015 budget seeks to strengthen the economic recovery in the near term; reduce deficits and debt as a share of the economy over the medium and long term through higher revenues, program cuts, and comprehensive immigration reform; help low-wage workers by strengthening the Earned Income Tax Credit; and increase …
  • Statement of Robert Greenstein on President Obama’s New Budget
    Robert Greenstein
    March 4, 2014

    President Obama’s new budget is a solid blueprint that would reduce deficits, alleviate poverty, and boost investment in areas needed for future economic growth, such as infrastructure, education, and research.  On the deficit front, the budget confounds the recent predictions of some …
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