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Blog | August 2018

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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Aug 31, 2018 | Budget Process

We Need Functional, Not Budget-Busting, Bipartisanship

The House and Senate appear to be moving through the appropriations process better and faster than any time in at least the last nine years. Congress...
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Aug 28, 2018 | Economics

CBO Shows Faster Growth Is Important for Fixing the Debt

Strong, sustained economic growth is an important ingredient in putting the debt on a sustainable course. In addition to increasing incomes and...
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Taking a Look at CBO's New Transparency Efforts

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has worked hard to improve transparency and accessibility of its data and analysis. Over the past two years,...
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Aug 17, 2018 | Social Security

Rokita Introduces Reforms to SSDI

Our McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative shows the importance of improving the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program and puts...
Aug 17, 2018 | Other Spending

Congress Should Reform NFIP

Authorization for the nation’s primary flood insurance, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), expires November 30. Unless Congress acts to...
Aug 16, 2018 | Taxes

Has Revenue Risen in 2018?

Update: We've published a new version of a similar claim by White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow containing updated numbers...
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Aug 15, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas: Fiscal Recklessness Puts the Next Crisis on Our Doorstep

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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CBO Releases New Economic Projections

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released new ten-year economic projections today, updating its projections from April. The latest...
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Aug 9, 2018 | Other Spending| Taxes

A Plan to Save the Highway Trust Fund

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) recently introduced a discussion draft of legislation to improve the...
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Aug 8, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Shows That Policymakers Could Make the Long-Term Outlook Much Worse

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a look at various long-term budget scenarios. Most notably, the report shows how much more bleak...

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