President's Fiscal Commission

‘Line’ Items: Tax Reform, the Fed, and Congress Back to Work

Commission Commencement – President Obama signed Thursday the Executive Order officially creating the National Commission on Fiscal...

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:The New York Times argued that the temporarily higher...

CRFB, Concord, and CED Commend Commission

Moments ago, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released a joint statement on the President's just-announced National Committee on Fiscal...

Obama Establishes Deficit Commission

Update: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will make Republican appointments to the deficit commission. Saying that the nation's...

Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to Lead Deficit Commission

According to Lori Montgomery: Mr. Obama will name former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles and former Republican Sen. Alan...

‘Line’ Items: Commissions, Summits, Caps and Dogs

Commission Coming – The White House says President Obama will create a fiscal commission by executive order within days. Meanwhile, Republicans...

‘Line’ Items: Washington Activities Affecting the Bottom Line

No Limit to Ploys in House Rules – The House raised the debt limit to $14.3 trillion on Thursday using a procedure that allowed members to...

The State of the Union is...

Yesterday, President Obama gave his first official State of the Union address, outlining his agenda for the rest of the year. We watched the speech...

"If You Are Not For This Commission, Than What Are You For?"

"If you are not for this commission, than what are you for?" was Republican Senator George Voinovich's reaction to fellow Republicans...

Budget Commission Falls Short

A proposal to form a bipartisan commission to address the nation’s mounting long-term debt just fell short of the 60 votes needed for approval...

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