Budget Basics Archive

Once we have a plan in place that reduces spending and increases revenues, a strong annual budget process for the government would help us stay on track.
Learn about steps you can take to help cure our fiscal ills.
What is a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, and how would it work in practice?
The Byrd Rule restricts what can be included in reconciliation legislation in the Senate.
A Congressional Budget Resolution is a “blueprint” that guides fiscal decision-making in the Congress.
Understanding what’s happening on Capitol Hill requires an understanding of the Congressional budget process — which is notoriously technical, complex and arcane.

Understanding the Coronavirus Crisis

Key fiscal and economic indicators as the nation responds and recovers.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.