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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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May 12, 2021 | Other Spending

Congress Should Spend Responsibly and Invest Wisely

Between the American Jobs Plan and the...
May 11, 2021 | Budget Process

Senator Lummis Introduces Sustainable Budget Act

Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) recently ...
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May 11, 2021 | Taxes

Erskine Bowles and Henry Paulson: Biden should embrace a carbon tax

Erskine Bowles served as Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 1998 and is a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal...
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May 7, 2021 | Budget Process

Kinzinger and Phillips Call for a Bipartisan Commission to Address the Deficit

Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Dean Phillips (D-MN) recently...
May 6, 2021 | Other Spending| Economics

COVID Relief Lifted Personal Income to Record Levels

Of the $5.9 trillion ($5.2 trillion net) of enacted COVID relief, we estimate $3.6...
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Apr 28, 2021 | Other Spending

What's in President Biden's American Families Plan?

This evening, President Joe Biden will unveil the third part of his ambitious “Build Back Better” agenda, the American Families Plan. According to...
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Apr 22, 2021

Reflections on the Ed Lorenzen Fiscal Internship

By Dominic Gatti It has been an honor to be the inaugural Ed Lorenzen Fiscal Intern, the position named in memory of a close...

TRUST Act has Bipartisan, Bicameral Reintroduction

Last week, a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers ...
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Apr 20, 2021 | Taxes

Repealing the SALT Cap Would be More Regressive than the TCJA

Recently, a number of Members of Congress...
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Apr 20, 2021 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

The next few years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many provisions providing...
Apr 20, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

GAO Releases Long-Term Budget Outlook

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published its latest report ...
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Apr 19, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Committee Sends Congress a Briefing Book on the Budget

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget recently shared our updated "...
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Apr 16, 2021 | Budget Process

Maya MacGuineas: Make the budget committees great again

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an...
Apr 16, 2021 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas on CNN Discussing the Corporate Tax Rate

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas appeared on CNN's "New Day" to discuss raising the corporate tax rate to...
Apr 14, 2021

Illustrating the Case for Trust Fund Solutions

Some of the nation’s most important government programs are financed with dedicated revenue sources using federal trust funds. As we...
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Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

What Would the American Jobs Plan Mean for the Debt?

Recently, President Joe Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan...
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Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

Watch: Committee Policy Analyst Alexander Holt Testifies on Student Debt's Burden on Borrowers and the Economy

On April 13, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget policy analyst Alexander Holt testified before the Senate Committee on Banking,...
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Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

Options to Pay For the American Jobs Plan

President Biden's American Jobs Plan would cost about $2.65 trillion over...
Apr 12, 2021 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas on PBS Firing Line Discussing the National Debt

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on PBS Firing Line. She joined host Margaret Hoover...

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