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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.

POTUS Budget
Mar 29, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Releases Its Own Take on the President's Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released its analysis of the Fiscal Year 2017 President's budget, finding that under the President...
Health Care_Money
Mar 29, 2016 | Health Care

Provider Tax Limits Should Be On The Table for Medicaid Reform

Recently, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) criticized the House Energy & Commerce (E&C) Committee for proposing to limit...
Mar 28, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

How The March Baseline Reiterates Our Distressing Fiscal Path

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) updated March baseline confirms the era of declining deficits is over. This year's deficit is expected to...
Budgets & Projections_POTUS budget
Mar 24, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Updates The Baseline Ahead of President's Budget Estimate

In advance of its scheduled release of an analysis of the President's budget, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has updated its budget...
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Mar 24, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Congressional Progressive Caucus Releases Alternative to House Budget

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released their “People’s Budget,” an alternative to the House budget released last week...
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Mar 24, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Republican Study Committee Publishes Alternative FY 2017 Budget

The Republican Study Committee (RSC) has released an alternative to the House Republican budget that outlines their vision for the country...
Mar 24, 2016 | Other Spending

How Much Will Government Spend Under the Next President?

One interesting metric of any budget plan is how much it would increase or reduce federal spending. According to our latest estimates, all...
Mar 23, 2016 | Other Spending

Could Ending Common Core Significantly Reduce Federal Spending?

During recent debates, several candidates have proposed to end Common Core, and some, most notably Donald Trump, have offered its...
Trump Cruz
Mar 22, 2016 | Economics

Maya MacGuineas: Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s Magical Budget Math

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote an op-ed that appeared...
FY 2017
Mar 21, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

House Budget Confirms It Takes $8 Trillion to Balance the Budget

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 House budget resolution that advanced out of the House Budget Committee last week keeps up the recent tradition of...