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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 14, 2021 | Other Spending

Spending in the American Jobs Plan vs. the 2018 Senate Infrastructure Plan

Last month, President Joe Biden unveiled the second part of his "Build Back Better" agenda – the American Jobs Plan – focused on upgrading...
May 14, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Eugene Steuerle: How Existing Budgetary Commitments Could Affect President Biden’s Domestic Policy Goals

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is an Institute fellow and the Richard B. Fisher chair at the Urban Institute, as well as a member of the Committee for a...

CRFB Launches Suite of Budget Games

Today the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget launched Budgeting for the Future, a suite of interactive games related to the federal budget...
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May 13, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

New Poll Finds Americans Worry About the Debt and Want the Budget More Balanced Between Generations

A new Ipsos poll finds that a strong majority of Americans are concerned about the national debt and want federal spending to be more balanced...
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May 12, 2021 | Other Spending

Congress Should Spend Responsibly and Invest Wisely

Between the American Jobs Plan and the American Families Plan, President Biden has proposed roughly $4.45 trillion of new spending and tax...
May 11, 2021 | Budget Process

Senator Lummis Introduces Sustainable Budget Act

Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) recently introduced the Sustainable Budget Act with Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Mike...
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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 Budget...
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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 introduced a joint resolution to establish a National Committee on Fiscal...

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