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Blog | September 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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Sep 18, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

The Progressive Caucus FY 2019 "People's Budget"

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) released its “The People’s Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance” for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which calls...
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Sep 14, 2018 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Last Updated 9/14/2018 A "minibus" of three bills (Energy & Water, Legilsative Branch, and Military Construction & VA) was conferenced, and...
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Sep 13, 2018 | Health Care| Taxes

House to Consider Another $59 Billion of Tax Cuts

The House will likely consider a package of health-related tax cuts this week, separate from the permanent extension of the 2017 tax...
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Sep 12, 2018 | Taxes

Tax Cut Extensions Would Cost $657 Billion

The House Ways and Means Committee on Monday released three bills they are dubbing "Tax Reform 2.0." The biggest of these bills would extend many of...
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Sep 6, 2018 | Health Care

CMS Takes Some Steps to Improve Medicare Payments

Over the past two months, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed or issued several new rules aimed at reducing costs and...