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The federal budget reform initiative develops targeted recommendations for legislation that will result in meaningful improvements to the federal government’s budgeting process.
Through the publication of timely, high-impact reports, highlighting the economic costs of failing to address shortcomings in the budget process, the initiative is elevating fiscal responsibility as a primary element of federal leadership. FBRI is also promoting reforms to the budget process that will enable greater transparency and support policies that are critical to ensuring the nation’s long-term fiscal health
Nov 10, 2010 - Getting Back in the Black, a new report from the Peterson-Pew Commission, recommends that policy makers adopt measures to stabilize the federal debt by establishing fiscal targets, creating automatic budgetary triggers and increasing transparency of budgetary information and procedures.
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Dec 14, 2009 - The United States is already hearing concerns about its fiscal management from some of its largest creditors, and the country is uncomfortably vulnerable to shifts in confidence around the world.
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