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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 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 27, 2021 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: There's a blatantly obvious way for the US to fight climate change and pay for new infrastructure

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 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...
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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...
Mar 18, 2021

Medicare Sequester Suspension Should Not Continue without Offsets

The March 2020 CARES Act and December 2020 Response and Relief Act temporarily suspended the 2 percent Medicare sequester, which has been in effect...
Mar 11, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

New Budget Projections Show Record Deficits and Debt

Now that the American Rescue Plan Act has been signed into law, the federal deficit is on course to exceed $3 trillion this year, with debt reaching...
Mar 10, 2021 | Other Spending

Understanding the $1 Trillion in Unspent COVID Relief Funding

The Senate-passed American Rescue Plan will deliver nearly $2 trillion of additional COVID relief on top of the $4 trillion already authorized. Yet,...

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