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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.

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Jun 23, 2016 | Budget Process

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Fiscal Commission Bill

Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and David Perdue (R-GA) recently introduced legislation that would create a bipartisan National...
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Jun 22, 2016 | Social Security

A Quick Take on the 2016 Social Security Trustees Report

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees have released their reports on the financial state of their respective programs. With regards to Social...
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Jun 21, 2016 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2017

Last updated 6/21/16. The table below will be updated throughout the appropriations process. The appropriations process has begun in earnest on...
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Jun 20, 2016 | Budgets & Projections

Judd Gregg: The Silver Lining

Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee from 2005 to 2007 and ranking...
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Jun 17, 2016 | Budget Process

The Need for Fiscal Goals

The House Budget Committee held a hearing on Wednesday (June 15, 2016) on budget process reform and the need for fiscal goals. CRFB president...
Jun 17, 2016

Maya MacGuineas: George Voinovich's remarkable legacy of fiscal responsibility

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt, wrote an opinion piece that...
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Jun 16, 2016 | Social Security

Senators Cotton and Lee Propose Ideas to Strengthen SSDI

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced legislation recently to help improve the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)...
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Jun 16, 2016 | Social Security

Maya MacGuineas: In Two Social Security Reports, Ways to Reduce Senior Poverty Without Broad Benefit Cuts

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote a commentary that appeared in the Wall Street...
Jun 14, 2016 | Social Security

Entitlement Reform Proposals Offered by BPC and AEI

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC’s) Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings released its recommendations to improve...
Jun 13, 2016

Statement by Maya MacGuineas on the Passing of Former Senator George Voinovich

I am stunned and deeply saddened by the loss of Senator George Voinovich, a true friend and great mentor to all of us here at the Committee for a...