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Welcome to our blog – The Bottom Line, where you’ll find up-to-date commentary and analysis on the most important news in the fiscal world. Below is a list of our blog posts.
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Jul 8, 2020 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2021

Congress began preliminary appropriations work for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 in March and started marking up individual appropriations bills in July...
Jul 3, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Dunking on the Debt

Concern about the national debt came from an unexpected corner when Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie announced that he would bring the...

CBO Releases New Economic Projections

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released updated economic projections, incorporating the economic damage from the COVID-19...
Jul 1, 2020 | Economics

How Does COVID Relief Compare to Great Recession Stimulus?

Congress has enacted five pieces of legislation and committed $3.6 trillion of fiscal support so far to address public health and economic...
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Jun 29, 2020 | Health Care

House Considers ACA Expansion and Drug Pricing Bill

Today, the House will consider legislation to expand the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and lower prescription drug prices. The Patient Protection...
Jun 25, 2020 | Budget Process

Growing Support for Bipartisan Budget Reform

A bipartisan group of 60 legislators led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX), released a letter to House leadership in...
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Jun 18, 2020 | Other Spending

James Jones: Pandemic Isn't an Excuse for Reckless Spending

James Jones is the chairman of Monarch Global Strategies and a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote a...
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Jun 15, 2020 | Economics

Treasury Data Shows Other Countries Not Buying Additional Debt

Total foreign holdings of United States debt held steady during the month of April despite the massive increase in government borrowing...
Jun 15, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Joins Fox News to Discuss COVID-19 Fiscal Relief

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier. She...
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Representative Rouda Introduces Fiscal Responsibility & Long-Term Economic Security Act

While short-term borrowing and large deficits are necessary to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, policymakers will...