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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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Sep 13, 2016 | Health Care| Taxes

Expanding Medical Deduction Would Add to Debt

Congress is at it again - proposing to extend tax breaks without paying for them, and add new ones in the process. Today, the House voted to expand...
Sep 12, 2016 | Budget Process

Judd Gregg: Fixing the Budget

Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee from 2005 to 2007 and ranking member...
Sep 9, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Three CRFB and Fix the Debt Board Members Testify Before Congress

On September 8, three CRFB and Fix the Debt board members – Mitch Daniels, Judd Gregg, and Alice Rivlin – testified before the Joint...
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Sep 7, 2016 | Other Spending

How Much Would Trump's New Defense Plan Cost?

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump introduced a proposal today to increase defense spending and rebuild the military. Specifically, his...
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Interest Rates Drive Changes in CBO's Latest Outlook

By far the biggest revision to the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO's) latest ten-year budget projections are the lower projected interest...
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Sep 6, 2016 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2017

Last updated 9/20/16. The table below will be updated throughout the appropriations process. The appropriations process has begun in earnest on...
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Aug 29, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas: The first step towards solving the debt crisis: Stop digging

Maya MacGuineas, president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote an op-ed...
Aug 24, 2016 | Social Security

Marc Goldwein: Five Social Security Plans That Really Would Help Make America Great Again

Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote a guest...
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Aug 23, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Our Quick Take on CBO's August Projections

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released updated baseline projections showing deficits and debt rising in the coming years. CRFB will...
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Aug 22, 2016 | Other Spending| Economics

CBO: Federal Investment is Good for Long-Term Growth - If It's Paid For

Public investment has the potential to significantly increase economic growth, but only if its paid for – that's the key finding of a...

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