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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 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...
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Aug 16, 2018 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Last Updated 8/16/2018 Congress began appropriations work for FY 2019 in April. The enactment of the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act increased defense...
Aug 16, 2018 | Taxes

Has Revenue Risen in 2018?

The Wall Street Journal editorial board claimed on Saturday that "Tax Revenues Are Higher," citing a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that...
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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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Aug 1, 2018 | Budget Process

Three Measures We Hope the JSC Will Consider

The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) has an important opportunity to improve our broken budget process....
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Aug 1, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas: National Debt is About to Roar Back to Life as a Pressing Issue

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, published an op-ed with CNN. An excerpt is below. As a result of...