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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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Bipartisan, Bicameral Group Requests CBO to Include Debt Servicing Impact in Legislative Cost Estimates

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Representatives Ed Case (D-HI) and Michael Cloud (R-TX), in a bipartisan and bicameral group of 68 lawmakers, this week...
Jan 17, 2020 | Economics

Kurt Couchman: When will cheap credit dry up?

Kurt Couchman is co-director of legislative strategy at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an ...
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Jan 14, 2020 | Other Spending

Joe Biden's Preschool and K-12 Education Plan

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden has proposed his Plan for Educators, Students, and our Future focused on...
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Jan 14, 2020

Watch: Bridging Our Divides: Confronting America’s Threat from Within

FixUS, a project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, hosted "Bridging Our Divides: Confronting America's Threat from Within," a public...
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Jan 8, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

President Trump has Signed $4.7 Trillion of Debt into Law

Last summer, we estimated that since his inauguration in January of 2017, President Trump had signed legislation into law that will ultimately add $4...
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Jan 7, 2020 | Social Security

Support for TRUST Act Grows

The Time to Rescue United States Trusts Act, or the TRUST Act, was introduced last fall on a bipartisan basis in both chambers of Congress to...
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Jan 7, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Cassidy Criticizes Process and Results of Budget Deal

Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago criticized last month's appropriations deal for both its...
Maya MacGuineas
Jan 2, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas: A Resolution for Congress in 2020 – Make Better Fiscal Policy Decisions

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...
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Dec 31, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Our Top Fiscal Charts of 2019

2019 was a busy year for budget policy, which gave us ample opportunities to conduct substantive policy analysis using charts and tables. This...
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Dec 30, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

The Decade in the Federal Budget

When it comes to fiscal policy, the 2010s have been quite a rollercoaster. Below, we’ve identified a few major budgetary trends and patterns of the...

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