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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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Jul 15, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

OMB’s Mid-Session Review Confirms Growing Deficits Ahead

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released today the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Mid-Session Review (MSR), which updates both OMB’s budget...
Jul 14, 2016 | Budget Process

Chairman Enzi Proposes Budget Process Reforms

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) outlined his recommendations for budget process reform yesterday based on bipartisan discussions in...
Jul 13, 2016 | Social Security

Rep. Ribble Releases Legislation to Make Social Security Solvent

Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI) along with a bipartisan group of cosponsors released the Save Our Social Security Act today, a bill which...
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Jul 13, 2016 | Budget Process

Shedding Light on the Fiscal State of the Nation

Representative Jim Renacci (R-OH) along with Representative John Carney (D-DE) and 22 other original cosponsors introduced a bipartisan Fiscal State...
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Jul 12, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Shows an Unsustainable Long-Term Fiscal Path

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its 2016 Long-Term Budget Outlook, showing a clearly unsustainable long-term path for the...
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Jul 11, 2016 | Economics

Scoring Clinton and Trump with Different Growth Assumptions

In our analysis "Promises and Price Tags: A Fiscal Guide to the 2016 Election," we compared the fiscal effects of the policies proposed by...
Jul 7, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Marc Goldwein: Both Clinton and Trump Would Grow National Debt

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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Jul 5, 2016 | Taxes

House GOP Sketches Out Details on Tax Reform

The House Republicans continue to rollout several policy proposals/frameworks, recently releasing a tax reform plan that aims to reduce tax rates and...
Jul 1, 2016 | Social Security

Social Security May Be In Worse Shape Than Trustees Suggest

The Social Security Trustees made their projections last week showing the program's sizeable shortfall and its trust fund's insolvency date,...
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Jun 30, 2016 | Health Care

Medicare Trustees Show Need for Reform

The Medicare Trustees released their latest report last week, along with the companion Social Security Trustees' report.  The report...