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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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Apr 9, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

Congressional Black Caucus Releases Budget

Following House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget markup last week and floor debate this week, the Congressional Black Caucus...
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“Long-Term SCORE Act” Introduced Today

Congressman Reid Ribble (R-WI) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI) introduced the Long-Term Studies of Comprehensive Outcomes and Returns for the...

Health Care Reforms in Chairman Paul Ryan's FY 2015 Budget

Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) FY 2015 budget achieves $3 trillion of its $5.1 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten...
Apr 8, 2014

2014 GAO Report on Duplication and Overlap

Each year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) produces a report covering opportunities to reduce fragmentation, overlap, and duplication...

House Democrats Release Alternative FY 2015 Budget

This blog has corrected the amount of Medicare savings in the budget. It previously said $50 billion, but that included the cost of repealing the...
Apr 7, 2014 | Taxes

Ways & Means Hearing on Business Extenders

The House Ways and Means Committee is holding a hearing Tuesday to consider whether to permanently extend the business tax breaks that expired at the...

Budget Scoring Proposals in Ryan's Budget

Although the primary purpose of a budget resolution is to set spending and revenue levels to govern the consideration of legislation by Congress, it...
Apr 7, 2014 | Budgets & Projections

Taking the Long View on the Ryan Budget

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget would substantially reduce deficits and debt over ten years, but one remaining question is what...
Apr 4, 2014 | Budget Process

Dynamic Scoring Bill Scheduled for a Vote in House Today

Update: The House passed the Pro-Growth Budgeting Act by a 224-182 vote. Also, CBO posted a letter to Chairman Paul Ryan examining the...
Apr 4, 2014 | Taxes

Paying For the Tax Extenders

The Senate Finance Committee met yesterday to consider the fate of the 50-plus tax breaks that expired last year known as "tax extenders."...

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