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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.
Jun 15, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Joins Fox News to Discuss COVID-19 Fiscal Relief

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier. She...
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Representative Rouda Introduces Fiscal Responsibility & Long-Term Economic Security Act

While short-term borrowing and large deficits are necessary to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, policymakers will...
Jun 11, 2020 | Other Spending

Over Half the COVID Fiscal Support is Now Out the Door

In response to the current pandemic and economic crisis, Congress and the President have enacted $4 trillion in spending, benefit payments, grants,...
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Jun 11, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Senate Considering Debt-Increasing Parks Legislation

This week, the Senate will consider the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill seeks to address the backlog of maintenance on public lands in a...
Jun 10, 2020 | Budget Process

Correcting the Record on the Enzi-Whitehouse Budget Reforms

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crisis, the Senate Budget Committee voted 15 to 6 to approve the Bipartisan...
Jun 10, 2020 | Budget Process

PAYGO Tracker: FY 2020

The first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper. With deficits and debt set to reach unprecedented levels soon, lawmakers...
Jun 8, 2020 | Other Spending

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Signed Into Law

Last week, the President signed into law H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which the House and Senate passed on May 28...
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Jun 5, 2020 | Budget Process

House Members Promote a Bipartisan Framework for Budget Reforms

A bipartisan group of 60 lawmakers, led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX), released a letter to House leadership this...
Jun 3, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Testifies at COVID-19 Fiscal Oversight Hearing

To ensure oversight of the trillions of dollars in economic relief authorized to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, the...
May 28, 2020 | Other Spending

CBO Releases Options to Shore Up Highway Trust Fund

Several of the country’s most important trust funds are rapidly headed toward insolvency and will run out of reserves sooner than...