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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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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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Jul 28, 2020 | Budget Process

Explaining the TRUST Act: Just the FAQs

As the COVID-19 recession continues, Congress is debating additional fiscal support, economic relief, and public health spending. The Senate...
Jul 28, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Testifies at Senate COVID-19 Fiscal Oversight Hearing

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testfied on July 28 before the Senate Homeland Security and Government...
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Jul 24, 2020 | Budget Process

Correcting the Record on the TRUST Act

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) yesterday confirmed prior press reports that the Senate majority pandemic response ...
Jul 24, 2020 | Other Spending

Marjorie Margolies: Treat pandemic but don’t forget debt

Marjorie Margolies is president of Women’s Campaign International and a member of the board of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...
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Major Trust Funds Headed for Insolvency Within 11 Years

A number of important federal programs, such as Social Security and Medicare, are financed through dedicated revenue sources and...

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