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Treasury-OMB Report: Federal Budget Deficit at $779B in Fiscal 2018

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, have issued a joint statement saying the federal budget deficit reached $779B in fiscal 2018, about $113B higher than the shortfall recorded in the previous fiscal year. The FY 2018 deficit was equivalent to 3.9 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product and $70B less than the projected shortfall in the Mid-Session Review for FY 2019, according to the statement published Monday.

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CBO: Federal Budget Shortfall Rose to $668B in FY 2017

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the federal budget deficit in fiscal year 2017 ended Sept. 30 reached $668 billion, approximately $82 billion higher than the shortfall recorded in the previous fiscal year. CBO said Friday the FY 2017 budget shortfall was equivalent to 3.5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic …

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CBO Raises FY 2016 Federal Budget Deficit Projection to $590B

A Congressional Budget Office report predicts the federal budget deficit to hit $590 billion in fiscal year 2016, a figure $56 billion higher than the agency’s shortfall projection in March and $152 billion up from the previous fiscal year. CBO said Tuesday it forecasts public debt to rise from $14 trillion by …

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CBO: FY 2016 Federal Budget Deficit to Reach $534B

A new Congressional Budget Office report forecasts the federal budget deficit to hit $534 billion in fiscal year 2016, about $100 billion higher than the agency’s shortfall estimates in the previous fiscal year. CBO said in the March 2016 report that it predicts public debt to reach 86 percent of gross domestic …

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CBO Lowers FY 2015 Deficit Projection to $426B

A new Congressional Budget Office report predicts the budget deficit to hit $426 billion, a figure $60 billion lower than the agency’s most recent shortfall estimates in March and $59 billion down from the previous fiscal year. CBO said Tuesday it reduced its budget deficit projection for 2015 due to higher-than-anticipated …

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