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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.

May 18, 2021 | Other Spending

State & Local Aid is On Its Way, But Is It Needed?

Last week, the Department of Treasury issued guidelines...
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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 ...
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...

CRFB Launches Suite of Budget Games

Today the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget launched Budgeting for the Future, a suite of...
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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...
May 11, 2021 | Budget Process

Senator Lummis Introduces Sustainable Budget Act

Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) recently ...
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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...
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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...
May 6, 2021 | Other Spending| Economics

COVID Relief Lifted Personal Income to Record Levels

Of the $5.9 trillion ($5.2 trillion net) of enacted COVID relief, we estimate $3.6...
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Apr 28, 2021 | Other Spending

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

This evening, President Joe Biden will unveil the third part of his ambitious “Build Back Better” agenda, the American Families Plan. According to...
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Apr 22, 2021

Reflections on the Ed Lorenzen Fiscal Internship

By Dominic Gatti It has been an honor to be the inaugural Ed Lorenzen Fiscal Intern, the position named in memory of a close...

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...
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...

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