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Blog | December 2019

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.
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Dec 31, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Our Top Fiscal Charts of 2019

2019 was a busy year for budget policy, which gave us ample opportunities to conduct substantive policy analysis using charts and tables. This...
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Dec 30, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

The Decade in the Federal Budget

When it comes to fiscal policy, the 2010s have been quite a rollercoaster. Below, we’ve identified a few major budgetary trends and patterns of the...
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Dec 24, 2019 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Updated 12/24/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Congress enacted a continuing...
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Dec 24, 2019 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 12/24/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, although lawmakers enacted...
Dec 19, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Policymakers Added $2.2 Trillion to the Debt in 2019

With Congress finishing up appropriations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020, including additional provisions that will add $500 billion in debt over the next...
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Dec 18, 2019 | Health Care| Taxes

Appropriations Deal Will Cost $2.1 Trillion Over 20 Years

The appropriations deal's numerous deficit-increasing policies, most notably its permanent repeal of three Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes,...
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Dec 18, 2019 | Other Spending

Cory Booker's "Baby Bonds" Plan

Presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has put forward a proposal to establish savings accounts for every child born in America funded...
Dec 17, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Mike Murphy: Unlike Politicians in D.C., Some Are Willing to Work Together

Mike Murphy is the Chief of Staff and Director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's FixUs initiative. He recently wrote an op-ed...
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Dec 17, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas: Will the Federal Government's Nonstop Spending Binge Continue?

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...
Dec 16, 2019 | Health Care| Taxes

Spending Package Could Add $500 Billion to Debt

Update 12/17/19: CBO and JCT have now estimated the year-end spending package after a late-night addition by the House Rules Committee. The bill now...

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