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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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Mar 11, 2020 | Budget Process

PAYGO Tracker: FY 2020

Update: Due to the flurry of legislative activity to address the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended regular updates of the PAYGO trac
Mar 6, 2020

Maya MacGuineas: Capitalism's Addiction Problem

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and runs its program
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...
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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 and
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.
Mar 3, 2020 | Taxes

How Much Does a Payroll Tax Holiday Cost?

President Trump tweeted support for a one-year payroll tax cut Monday
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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 Proces
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
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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 c
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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 unv
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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 Fis
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 acros
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 tri
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Feb 12, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Interest Costs Will More Than Double Over the Next Decade

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest budget p
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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 his

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

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) put forward a 

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