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Blog | January 2011

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.
Jan 31, 2011 | Budget Process

Sens. Isakson and Shaheen Renew Call for Biennial Budgeting

Late last week, Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation to revamp our budgeting process from an annual...
Jan 31, 2011

2010 SAVE Award Goes to Trudy Givens

CRFB would like to congratulate Trudy Givens of Portage, Wisconsin - the 2010 SAVE Award winner!The SAVE Awards are given annually to a federal...

‘Line’ Items: Super Bowl Edition

Game On – The Super Bowl in Texas won’t be until Sunday, but Washington had its own big game last week as President Obama gave his State of the Union...

CBO Projects Social Security to Be Forever in the Red

In yesterday's Budget and Economic Outlook, CBO shows that Social Security will run deficits each year over the coming decade, depleting $547 billion...
Jan 27, 2011

Spotlight on the States: Illinois

Continuing our "Spotlight on the States" series, which takes a look at state-level fiscal issues around the country, the Bottom Line turns to the...
Jan 27, 2011

Japan's Credit Rating Cut by Standard & Poor's

In what is sure to be a wake-up call for the Japanese government, Standard & Poor’s cut Japan’s credit rating today for the...
Jan 27, 2011 | Budget Process

Sen. Conrad Calls for Immediate Action on Long-Term Fiscal Plan

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, is calling for swift and decisive action to address our worsening fiscal...

Sen. Rand Paul Proposes $500B in Annual Spending Cuts

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released his plan for cutting federal spending earlier this week in the latest in a wave of Republican spending cut...
Jan 26, 2011 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Releases January 2011 Ten-Year Outlook

CBO today released its new budget and economic update, showing higher ten-year deficit and debt projections from 2012 to 2021 than they...
Jan 26, 2011 | Budgets & Projections

Doug Elmendorf Reappointed as Director of Congressional Budget Office

Congressional leaders have agreed to reappoint Doug Elmendorf as the director of the Congressional Budget Office. Mr. Elmendorf, who has been...

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