Below is a compilation of the CBPP analyses, blog posts, and graphics on the budget that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan proposed, and the House of Representatives passed, in March. At the bottom of the compilation, we also list the Center's analysis of the Ryan "Roadmap" budget plan.
Sixteen Republican members of Congress who are doctors, dentists, or nurses have asked a range of health policy experts how to improve the “strength and solvency of Medicare.” Brookings Senior Fellow Henry Aaron, my colleague Judy Solomon, and I have prepared a joint response. Here’s a summary.
Are the size and reach of the federal government exploding, as some have suggested? While overall federal spending is well above its historical average as a share of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is expected to remain so even after the economy recovers, our new examination of the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) data belies claims of a large and permanent expansion of the federal government.