Richard Kogan

Richard Kogan rejoined the Center in May 2011 as a senior fellow after having served as a Senior Adviser at the Office of Management and Budget since January 2009.  During his second tour at the Center, from 2001 to 2009, he served as a Senior Fellow specializing in federal budget issues, including aggregate spending, revenues, surpluses and deficits, and debt.

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Monday, April 29, 2019
5 Reasons to Reject Any Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment
Members of Congress have proposed almost a dozen constitutional amendments this year requiring a balanced budget, all of which share serious drawbacks. Rep. Ben McAdams introduced the latest balanced budget amendment (BBA), H.J. Res. 55, and it shows both that BBAs are fundamentally flawed and that...
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 "There is ample historical evidence to support the view that the tax increases are unlikely to take effect." (Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Views
Thursday, November 30, 2017
“Trigger” in Senate Tax Bill Flawed, Inadequate, and Unrealistic
Some Senate Republicans have raised important concerns that the tax bill on which the Senate is likely to vote this week would significantly increase deficits. In response, Senate Republican leaders are considering adding a “trigger” to the bill that would reportedly activate corporate tax...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Trump’s “Skinny” Budget Omits Most of the Budget
President Trump released his so-called “skinny” budget today, and it contains substantially less detail than “skinny” budgets of the last five administrations going back to Ronald Reagan. The Trump budget includes only estimates for fiscal 2018 and only for its proposed changes to discretionary...
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