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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.
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...
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Jul 13, 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 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...
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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