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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 13, 2021 | Other Spending

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

Today, Committee for a Responsible Federal Government policy analyst Alexander Holt will testify before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and...
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...
Mar 25, 2021 | Taxes

Watch: Committee President Maya MacGuineas Testifies on Taxation of Corporations and the Wealthy

On March 25, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Senate Budget Committee on whether...
Mar 22, 2021 | Other Spending

Ten Options to Secure the Highway Trust Fund

Congress must pass a new highway bill or extend the current one by October 1 of this year, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) itself will likely run...
Mar 22, 2021 | Health Care

Ten Options to Secure the Medicare Trust Fund

The Medicare Hospital Insurance (HI), or Part A, trust fund is expected to be only five years from insolvency and faces a $515 billion net funding...