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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.

Jul 30, 2014 | Health Care| Other Spending

Price Tag for VA Conference Bill: $10 Billion

Note: CBO has issued a more detailed score of the bill. The table has been updated to reflect these numbers.The Congressional Budget Office yesterday...
Jul 30, 2014 | Other Spending

House Should Take Up and Improve Senate Bill

Last night, the Senate passed legislation extending highway funding through December and offsetting the cost with a number of deficit reduction...
Jul 30, 2014 | Health Care

Medicare Trustees Report Delivers Good News But Need for Reform Remains

We have already released our analysis of the 2014 Social Security Trustees' report, which showed that the program's long-term finances are...
Jul 29, 2014

MY VIEW: Eugene Steuerle

Eugene Steuerle is the cofounder of the Tax Policy Center, a senior fellow at The Urban Institute, a columnist for Tax Notes Magazine, and a CRFB...
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Jul 29, 2014

CRFB Event: Decoding the Social Security Trustees Report

With the release of the Social Security Trustees Report, CRFB held an event examining the trustees report on July 29, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in...
Jul 28, 2014

VA Compromise Announced

This afternoon, Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Chairman Jeff Miller (R-FL) announced compromise legislation to address the serious problems at...
Jul 28, 2014 | Social Security

CRFB Analyzes The Social Security Trustees Report

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees reports provide a detailed projection of each program's finances over the next 75 years. In response, we...
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Jul 28, 2014 | Social Security

Social Security Trustees Show Program Headed Toward Insolvency

Today, the Social Security and Medicare Trustees released reports on the financial state of the country's largest entitlement programs. The...
Jul 28, 2014 | Other Spending

Rep. Ryan Unveils Antipoverty Plan at AEI Event

The American Enterprise Institute held an event Thursdsay commemorating the 50th anniversary of the start of the War on Poverty. The event,...
Jul 25, 2014 | Other Spending

The Carper-Corker-Boxer Amendment: A Gimmick-Free Highway Funding Patch

This week, the Senate agreed by unanimous consent to consider the House-passed highway bill, H.R. 5021. The agreement allows for the consideration of...