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Blog | December 2018

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.
Dec 13, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Releases Latest Budget Options Report

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its "Options for Reducing the Deficit, 2019-2028" report, featuring 121 policy options and...
Dec 13, 2018 | Economics

The Deficit Has Never Been This High When the Economy Was This Strong

This year, the budget deficit is projected to total about $970 billion – 4.6 percent of GDP – up from $666 billion (3.5 percent of GDP) in...
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Dec 7, 2018 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 12/7/2018: A two-week continuing resolution was signed on December 7. Five of 12 appropriations bills have been signed. The other...
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Dec 7, 2018 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Last Updated 12/7/2018  A "minibus" of three bills (Energy & Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction & VA) was conferenced...
Dec 4, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

How Much Does the Government Really Owe?

When analyzing the fiscal health of the country, we often focus on federal government debt held by the public. Data published by USAFacts allows us...