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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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Aug 9, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

CBO's Deficit Projections Are Higher, Here's Why

In its updated Budget and Economic Outlook, the...
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Aug 9, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

The Senate Budget Resolution Would Allow $1.75 Trillion of Borrowing

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released a budget resolution for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 today that ...
Aug 6, 2021 | Other Spending| Economics

CBO Report Shows Infrastructure is More Pro-Growth When It's Paid For

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report today detailing the macroeconomic...
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Aug 5, 2021 | Other Spending

Infrastructure Plan Will Add $400 Billion to the Deficit, CBO Finds

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just published its score of...
Aug 4, 2021 | Other Spending

Breaking Down $800 Billion in Economic Impact Payments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published summary statistics for the three rounds of ...
Aug 4, 2021 | Health Care

Representative Suozzi Introduces the WISH Act

Representative Thomas Suozzi (D-NY) recently ...
Build Back Better Could Mean $2.9 Trillion in More Debt

Comparing the True Costs of Build Back Better and the TCJA

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the forthcoming budget reconciliation bill – together making up the core of the "Build...
Aug 3, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

How Much Could Build Back Better Add to the Debt?

Note: This analysis was updated for new data and details on August 11, 2021....
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Jul 30, 2021 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2021

Updated 7/29/2021: The House passed an emergency supplemental appropriations measure of $1.9 billion, intended to to address security concerns at the...
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Jul 30, 2021 | Budget Process

Fiscal State of the Nation Introduced in the Senate and House

Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Angus King (I-ME),...
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Policymakers Shouldn't Attach More Borrowing to a Debt Ceiling Increase

The debt ceiling, or the statutory limit on the total...
Jul 28, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Trust Fund Solutions Would Be Pro-Growth

In our recent paper “The Case for Trust Fund Solutions,” we showed that...
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Jul 26, 2021 | Health Care

Two Ways to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

High and rising prescription drug costs are contributing to the budgetary pressure faced by the federal government. Also, a significant...
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Jul 22, 2021 | Budget Process

Kent Conrad: Congress should reinstate the 'Conrad Rule' to prevent abuse of budget reconciliation

Kent Conrad is a former senator from North Dakota, a former Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and a member of the Committee for a...
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True Cost of Budget Plan Could Exceed $5 Trillion

The Senate may soon move forward on reconciliation instructions to allow for the...
Jul 8, 2021

Maya MacGuineas on Fox Business Discussing the Growing National Debt

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas joined “Mornings with Maria" on Fox Business to discuss the status of COVID...

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