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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.

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...
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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...
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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."...

Discretionary Spending in Ryan's FY 2015 Budget

Much of the focus in House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget inevitably falls on the changes it it would make to mandatory spending,...
Apr 2, 2014 | Taxes

Not April Fool's: Senate Democrats Propose Lower Revenues than House Republicans

One of the recurring themes of recent budget debates has been partisan differences over the appropriate level of revenues, with Republicans rejecting...
Apr 2, 2014 | Taxes

What's In and What's Out of the Extenders Bill

Update: Two days later, the Senate Finance Committee amended the legislation to extend nearly all of the provisions that had been allowed to...

Explaining Ryan's "Fiscal Dividend"

A new feature of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-WI) FY 2015 budget is assumption of a "fiscal dividend," which reflects the...

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