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Blog | November 2009

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.
Nov 11, 2009 | Economics

High Unemployment Numbers Displayed in Interactive Graphics

Last Friday, we blogged on new information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting the astonishingly high monthly unemployment rate for October...
Nov 11, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Gaps Return to State Budgets

In a recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), mid-year budget shortfalls, totaling $16 billion or 4 percent of these...

Stop Us Before We Spend Again

President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Maya MacGuineas, testified before the Senate Budget Committee on proposals to form a...
Nov 10, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Treasury Ends Capital Assistance Program

Yesterday, the Treasury announced that the Capital Assistance Program (CAP), one of TARP’s several programs, will close, having made no...
Nov 10, 2009

CRFB on Capitol Hill

Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, will testify today before the Senate Budget Committee on proposals to...
Nov 10, 2009

Bill to Extend Key Stimulus Measures Becomes Law

On Friday, the President signed into law a bill to extend several notable provisions under February's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The...
Nov 9, 2009 | Health Care

House Passes Health Reform Legislation Saturday

The House passed health care overhaul legislation on Saturday night by a vote of 220 – 215, with 39 Democrats opposing the bill and one...
Nov 9, 2009

Five More FDIC Bank Closings

On Friday evening, the FDIC reported that it has taken over an additional five banks (United Commercial Bank, Gateway Bank of St. Louis, Propseran...
Nov 9, 2009 | Economics

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:The Washington Post criticized the House health care bill...
Nov 6, 2009 | Health Care

Event Recap: Will Health Reform Heal the Federal Budget?

This morning, US Budget Watch, a joint project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and The Pew Charitable Trusts, hosted an event on...