Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Economic Recovery Measures

The G-20 Summit and Beyond

As the G-20 Summit gets underway in Pittsburgh, what should we hope to hear from the G-20 leaders?

Fed's Monetary Policy Committee Sees Improvement; Policies Stay Unchanged

Following its two day meeting yesterday and today, the Fed’s monetary policy setting body (the Federal Open Market Committee or FOMC) release
Sep 21, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release

Pressure to Extend Expiring Stimulus Provisions Likely

Recently, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his support
Sep 19, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release

One More FDIC Bank Closing

On Friday evening, the FDIC reported that it has taken over an additional bank (Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company) for a cost to the FDIC...
Sep 18, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Kicks Off Work This Week

This week, members of the 10-person, bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission met for the first time to begin efforts to investigate the causes...

Treasury Ends Money Market Fund Guarantee

Today, the Treasury announced the end of the Guarantee Program for Money Market Funds.

A Brief History of (Financial) Time

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, an event that both seriously destabilized and ominously ruptured the U.S....

The Lehman Collapse -- One Year Later

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, an event that both seriously destabilized and ominously ruptured the U.S.
Sep 14, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fiscal Stimulus: The CEA Report and Beyond

Is the largest fiscal stimulus package adopted in U.S. history working? Is it worth the high fiscal cost in the future?
Sep 12, 2009 | Blog Paper Press Release

Three More FDIC Bank Closings

On Friday evening, the FDIC reported that it has taken over three additional banks (Venture Bank, Brickwell Community Bank, and Corus Bank) for a...

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