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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.
Apr 14, 2021

Illustrating the Case for Trust Fund Solutions

Some of the nation’s most important government programs are financed with dedicated revenue sources using federal trust funds. As we identified...
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Apr 14, 2021 | Budget Process

Burchett and Case Reintroduce RAFT Act

Establishing fiscal goals, including debt targets, is one proactive way to begin to tackle our nation's unsustainable fiscal...
Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

What Would the American Jobs Plan Mean for the Debt?

Recently, President Joe Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan focused on upgrading and repairing America’s physical infrastructure,...
Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

Watch: Committee Policy Analyst Alexander Holt Testifies on Student Debt's Burden on Borrowers and the Economy

On April 13, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget policy analyst Alexander Holt testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing...
Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

Options to Pay For the American Jobs Plan

President Biden's American Jobs Plan would cost about $2.65 trillion over the next decade. By our estimates – and before...
Apr 12, 2021 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas on PBS Firing Line Discussing the National Debt

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on PBS FIring Line. She joined host Margaret Hoover and...
Apr 2, 2021 | Health Care

Event Recap: New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs

On Wednesday, March 17, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted a virtual event “New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs." The event was...
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Apr 2, 2021 | Other Spending

What's in President Biden's American Jobs Plan?

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled the second part of his "Build Back Better" agenda – the American Jobs Plan – focused on upgrading and...
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Apr 1, 2021 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas: How to think about infrastructure funding

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an ...
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Mar 31, 2021 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 3/31/2021: On March 11, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, enacted through budget reconciliation, which includes an extension...