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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.

TRUST Act has Bipartisan, Bicameral Reintroduction

Last week, a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers ...
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Apr 20, 2021 | Taxes

Repealing the SALT Cap Would be More Regressive than the TCJA

Recently, a number of Members of Congress...
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Apr 20, 2021 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

The next few years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many provisions providing...
Apr 20, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

GAO Releases Long-Term Budget Outlook

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published its latest report ...
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Apr 19, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Committee Sends Congress a Briefing Book on the Budget

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget recently shared our updated "...
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Apr 16, 2021 | Budget Process

Maya MacGuineas: Make the budget committees great again

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...
Apr 16, 2021 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas on CNN Discussing the Corporate Tax Rate

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas appeared on CNN's "New Day" to discuss raising the corporate tax rate to...
Apr 14, 2021

Illustrating the Case for Trust Fund Solutions

Some of the nation’s most important government programs are financed with dedicated revenue sources using federal trust funds. As we...
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Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

What Would the American Jobs Plan Mean for the Debt?

Recently, President Joe Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan...
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Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

Watch: Committee Policy Analyst Alexander Holt Testifies on Student Debt's Burden on Borrowers and the Economy

On April 13, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget policy analyst Alexander Holt testified before the Senate Committee on Banking,...
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Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

Options to Pay For the American Jobs Plan

President Biden's American Jobs Plan would cost about $2.65 trillion over...
Apr 12, 2021 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas on PBS Firing Line Discussing the National Debt

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on PBS Firing Line. She joined host Margaret Hoover...
Apr 2, 2021 | Health Care

Event Recap: New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs

On Wednesday, March 17, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted a virtual event “...
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Apr 2, 2021 | Other Spending

What's in President Biden's American Jobs Plan?

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled the second part of his "Build Back Better" agenda – the...
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Apr 1, 2021 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas: How to think about infrastructure funding

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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Mar 27, 2021 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: There's a blatantly obvious way for the US to fight climate change and pay for new infrastructure

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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Mar 25, 2021 | Taxes

Watch: Committee President Maya MacGuineas Testifies on Taxation of Corporations and the Wealthy

On March 25, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Senate Budget Committee on whether...
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Mar 22, 2021 | Other Spending

Ten Options to Secure the Highway Trust Fund

Congress must pass a new highway bill or extend the current one by October 1 of this year, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) itself will likely run...
Mar 22, 2021 | Health Care

Ten Options to Secure the Medicare Trust Fund

The Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI), or Part A, trust fund is expected to be only five years from insolvency and faces a $515 billion net funding...

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