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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 17, 2020 | Budget Process

Citizens Against Government Waste’s 2020 Pig Book Highlights Appropriations Abuses

Last week, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released their 2020 Congressional Pig Book to highlight the irresponsible spending that continues...
Jul 15, 2020 | Economics

How Big Should the Next COVID Package Be?

With over $2 trillion of fiscal support now out the door, Congress is considering additional legislation to help stabilize the economy, support...
Jul 14, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Joins C-SPAN to Discuss Tax Policy and Coronavirus Relief

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. She discussed the latest...
Jul 14, 2020 | Other Spending

Marc Goldwein: A Way Forward on Unemployment Benefits

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote...
Jul 10, 2020 | Other Spending

A July Update on the Paycheck Protection Program

The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) this week released the names of over 650,000 businesses who received forgivable...
Jul 10, 2020 | Other Spending

Options for a Responsible Defense Budget

Congress is considering the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this month. The Senate Armed Services Committee approved a bill...
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Jul 7, 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...

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