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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.
Aug 17, 2020 | Other Spending

Welcome to the New COVID Money Tracker

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is excited to announce the launch of our interactive COVID Money Tracker tool. The COVID Money...
Aug 16, 2020 | Other Spending

How Much COVID Relief Has Been Spent So Far?

Our brand new, state-of-the-art interactive COVID Money Tracker tool follows every dollar authorized and spent by Congress, the Federal Reserve, and...
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Aug 8, 2020 | Other Spending

How Much Would President Trump's Executive Orders Cost?

Update 8/10/20: We have revised our estimates downward to reflect our understanding from the final text of the memorandum that the payroll tax...
Aug 7, 2020 | Other Spending

Comparing the Heroes and HEALS Acts

As lawmakers formulate the next round of fiscal relief to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, two pieces of legislation have...
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Aug 6, 2020 | Other Spending

How Much Have States Spent from the Coronavirus Relief Fund?

The Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide direct...
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Jul 31, 2020 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2021

Congress began preliminary appropriations work for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 in March and started marking up individual appropriations bills in July...
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Jul 30, 2020 | Economics

Did GDP Fall by One-Third?

In their reporting on the Bureau of Economic Analysis's (BEA) second quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report, several news ...
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Jul 30, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Dave McCurdy: Horn leading the way on fixing nation's budget

Dave McCurdy is a former Democratic member of Congress representing Oklahoma’s 4th District and member of the Committee for a Responsible...
Jul 29, 2020 | Other Spending

What's in the $1.1 Trillion HEALS Act?

The Senate recently introduced the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act designed to further address the public...

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