Budget Basics Archive

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.

What Does the Debt Mean for Our Future?

We all have a responsibility to build a brighter fiscal and economic future for the next generation.

National Debt Clock

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