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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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New CBO Reports on Health Care Reform

July 27 - This weekend, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released two very significant reports, Additional Information Regarding the Effects of...
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Jul 24, 2009 | Budget Process

The Statutory Pay-as-You-Go Act of 2009

July 24 - This week the House passed statutory PAYGO legislation requiring spending and tax cuts to be offset in a deficit-neutral fashion. While...
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Jul 24, 2009 | Health Care

Obama Interview with the Washington Post

July 24 - Read Fred Hiatt's excellent interview with President Obama on health care reform and the need to deal with the fiscal crisis....
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Jul 22, 2009 | Budget Process

House Passes Statutory PAYGO

Today, the House of Representatives passed statutory pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) legislation, which would require that all new mandatory spending and tax...
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Jul 21, 2009 | Health Care

CRFB Releases "Health Care and the Federal Budget"

July 21 - Today the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released "Health Care and the Federal Budget," which looks at the state of...
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Jul 21, 2009 | Economics

Fed Chairman Bernanke Reports to Congress

July 21 - Federal Reserve Board Chairman presented his twice a year monetary policy testimony and the Fed's semi-annual monetary policy report to...

CBO Estimates House Health Care Bill

July 18 - Yesterday, the CBO released preliminary cost estimates for the House Tri-Committee health care reform bill. According to the CBO, the bill...
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Jul 17, 2009 | Economics

NEC Director Summers at Peterson Institute

July 17 - President Obama's chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers spoke today to the Peterson Institute for International Economics on "...
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Administration Urges Creation of Independent Medicare Advisory Council to Help Control Costs

July 17 - Today OMB Director Orszag urged Speaker Pelosi to support a Base Realignment And Closure-like (BRAC) process for reviewing Medicare changes...
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Jul 16, 2009 | Economics

Cross Currents in the Economy and Financial System

July 16 - Cross currents in the U.S. economy are particularly evident today and illustrate why it is so difficult to figure out where the economy is...

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