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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.
Jan 8, 2021 | Other Spending

Four-Fifths of Stimulus Checks Have Been Sent

In the first three days of distributing the second round of stimulus checks approved by Congress in the Response and Relief Act, the Treasury...
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Jan 8, 2021 | Economics

What's in the December Jobs Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics this morning released its monthly jobs report which showed a net loss of 140,000 jobs during the month of December....
Jan 7, 2021 | Other Spending| Economics

Breaking Down $3.4 Trillion in COVID Relief

With the passage of the Response & Relief Act, Congress has now allocated around $4 trillion of COVID relief at a net cost of over $3.4...
Jan 5, 2021 | Economics

Maya MacGuineas Joins Fox Business to Fiscal Policy After Georgia Senate Runoffs

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on Fox Business to discuss what the political and economic...
Jan 5, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

2021 Deficit On Course to Hit $2.3 Trillion

In light of the enactment of the year-end spending and COVID relief deal, we estimate the deficit will total $2.3 trillion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021...
Jan 4, 2021 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Joins CNN to Discuss Healing Political Divisions

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on CNN to discuss how President-Elect Joe Biden can ...
Dec 31, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Our Top 20 Charts of 2020

2020 was a busy year for fiscal policy, which gave us ample opportunities to conduct substantive policy analyses using charts and tables. This year,...
Dec 30, 2020 | Other Spending

Would $2,000 Stimulus Checks Go to Six-Figure Households?

The House approved the CASH Act Monday to increase recently enacted stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 per person. Some of those...
Dec 28, 2020 | Other Spending

How Much Would $2,000 Checks Cost?

With the enactment of the Response & Relief Act yesterday, policymakers in both parties have called for expanding recovery rebates from $600...
Dec 24, 2020 | Other Spending| Economics

The Response & Relief Act Would Support the Economic Recovery

President Trump is yet to sign the year-end bill that contains the Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and...