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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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Dec 2, 2021 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

The next few years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many provisions providing...
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Dec 2, 2021 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2022

Updated 12/2/21: The House passed...
Dec 2, 2021 | Taxes

"Revenue Neutral" SALT Cap Relief is Costly and Regressive

Several senators are apparently pursuing "...

A Permanent Build Back Better Act Could Cost $4.8 Trillion

Last month, we estimated the Build Back Better Act in...
Nov 24, 2021 | Other Spending

UPDATE: Build Back Better Visualized

The House passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R....
Nov 19, 2021 | Taxes

SALT Cap Repeal Below $500k Still Costly and Regressive

According to press reports...
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Nov 18, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Full Estimates of the House Build Back Better Act

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released cost estimates of each...
Nov 18, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Scores the Build Back Better Act

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released cost estimates for...
Nov 16, 2021 | Taxes

Marc Goldwein: There’s a baffling tax gift to the wealthy in the Democrats' social-spending bill

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He ...
Nov 15, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Updated Budget Projections Show Record Debt by 2031

New estimates from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget project that debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is on...
Nov 15, 2021 | Other Spending

Build Back Better Cost Would Double with Extensions

Note (11/30/2021): We have since published an updated analysis of the House-passed bill based on estimates from the Congressional Budget...
Nov 12, 2021 | Taxes

Two-Thirds of Millionaires Get a Tax Cut Under Build Back Better, Due to SALT Relief

This week, the Tax Policy Center (TPC) released new...
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Nov 9, 2021

2021 Budget Ball Reception: Celebrating Our Commitment to Fiscal Responsibility

On Tuesday, November 2, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted our annual Budget Ball reception on the rooftop of 101 Constitution...
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Nov 8, 2021 | Other Spending

What's in the House's Build Back Better Act?

We have published an full estimate of the House's Build Back Better Act based on CBO's scores of the bill...
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Nov 4, 2021 | Other Spending| Taxes

An Update on Build Back Better Offsets

We have published an full estimate of the House's Build Back Better Act based on CBO's scores of the bill ...
Nov 3, 2021 | Taxes

$72,500 SALT Cap is Costly and Regressive

The latest version of the Build...
Nov 3, 2021 | Other Spending| Economics

State and Local Governments Flush with Cash

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recently released data on...

5-Year SALT Cap Repeal Would Be Costliest Part of Build Back Better

According to press reports, policymakers are considering adding a...
Nov 1, 2021 | Other Spending

Build Back Better Visualized

Last week, the White House released a $1.75 trillion framework...

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