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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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Dec 11, 2019 | Taxes

Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Takes on Temporary Tax Breaks

The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote an opinion piece today decrying special interest tax subsidies that may be added to a year-end...
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Burchett, Case, and Womack Introduce RAFT Act

One way to begin addressing our unsustainable fiscal situation is to set fiscal goals, which could come in the form of debt targets. A new...
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Dec 3, 2019

Support Us on #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday, support the nonpartisan work of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.  Your tax-deductible contribution will...
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Dec 3, 2019

Win $5,000 from the Fiscal Fallout Contest

We are now accepting submissions for our Fiscal Fallout Contest, where students are given the opportunity to put a human face on the consequences...
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Nov 25, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Case and Womack Introduce Sustainable Budget Act

Building on bipartisan momentum for addressing our unsustainable fiscal situation, Representative Ed Case (D-HI) and House Budget Committee Ranking...
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Nov 22, 2019 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 11/22/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, although lawmakers enacted...
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Nov 22, 2019 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Updated 11/22/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Congress enacted a continuing...
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Nov 21, 2019 | Budget Process

Enzi-Whitehouse Budget Process Bill Includes Important Reforms

The Senate Budget Committee recently marked up and reported bipartisan legislation to reform the budget process. The Bipartisan Congressional Budget...
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Nov 21, 2019 | Health Care

Watch: Opportunities for Lowering Health Care Costs

On November 21, we hosted a major event on reducing health care costs for families, businesses, and the federal government. The event featured...
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Nov 20, 2019

Factchecking and Live-Tweeting the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Tonight's Democratic presidential primary debate marks the fifth round of debates of the 2020 campaign and will surely touch on fiscal...

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