Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Concept_DC_Capitol Building

Blog

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.

Mar 4, 2020 | Health Care

Lawmakers Release Emergency Funding Request on Coronavirus

Appropriators released today their $8.3 billion emergency funding bill to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak, $5.8 billion more than the $2...
Donald Trump
Mar 4, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Thoughtful Deficit Reduction in the President’s Budget

While much of the decline in debt as a share of GDP in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget comes from rosy economic growth assumptions...
Maya MacGuineas
Mar 3, 2020

Maya MacGuineas: Both Republicans and Democrats are ignoring a growing danger to our economy and national security: the national debt

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...
Mar 3, 2020 | Taxes

How Much Does a Payroll Tax Holiday Cost?

President Trump tweeted support for a one-year payroll tax cut Monday...
Concept_Health Care_RX Bottles
Mar 2, 2020 | Health Care

How Will Candidate Plans Affect Total Health Costs?

We recently updated our estimates of the...
Feb 28, 2020 | Budget Process

Event Recap: Better Budget Process Summit: Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform

On February 25, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted the second Better Budget...
Feb 28, 2020 | Other Spending| Taxes

Pete Buttigieg's Climate Change Plan

Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg has proposed a climate change...
Feb 26, 2020 | Health Care

New Infographics on 2020 Candidates' Health Plans

We have updated these infographics – originally published on February 7 – to reflect a new...
Concept_Microphones
Feb 25, 2020 | Budget Process

Watch: 2020 Better Budget Process Summit - Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted the “2020 Better Budget Process Summit: Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform.” The event...
Children sunset
Feb 24, 2020 | Other Spending

Bernie Sanders's Plan for Universal Child Care and Pre-K Education

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) today ...
Concept_DC_White House
Feb 20, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Debt Will Likely Rise, Not Fall, Under the President's Budget

According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the President’s...
Feb 12, 2020 | Other Spending

Bill Advances to Combat Improper Payments

Congress recently passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) to improve efforts to identify and reduce improper payments...
Feb 12, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Spending Has Increased $800 Billion Under President Trump

President Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget calls for about $3.2...
Concept_Interest
Feb 12, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Interest Costs Will More Than Double Over the Next Decade

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest budget...
Concept_DC_White House
Feb 10, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

An Overview of the President’s FY 2021 Budget

Moments ago, President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget proposal, outlining...

Amy Klobuchar’s Plan to “Govern with Fiscal Responsibility”

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) put forward a ...
Feb 4, 2020

Play Debt-O During State of the Union 2020!

Tonight, President Donald Trump will give his third State of the Union Address at 9 p.m. EST. During the address, we will be...
Concept_DC_Capitol Building_Money
Jan 31, 2020 | Budget Process

Senator Sinema Introduces Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

This week, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), along with Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Angus King (I-ME), ...
Concept_Education
Jan 31, 2020 | Other Spending

BPC Releases Recommendations on Reforming Federal Higher Education Support

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes recently...

Pages