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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.

Apr 20, 2020 | Other Spending| Economics

COVID Money Tracker: Policies Enacted To Date

The novel coronavirus (COVID) pandemic and resulting economic crisis has been met with an unprecedented policy response. Through legislative,...
Apr 15, 2020 | Other Spending| Economics

Eugene Steuerle: Who Should Pay For The Economic Relief From The COVID-19 Crisis?

As Republicans and Democrats joined hands to provide the most recent of what might be several stages of relief from our national pandemic crisis,...
Apr 13, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Budget Projections: Debt Will Exceed the Size of the Economy This Year

The United States entered the current public health and economic crisis facing high levels of debt and trillion-dollar deficits. Due to the...
Apr 9, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources Page

Information about the Coronavirus, the subsequent economic crisis, and response legislation is available from many different sites. We'...
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Apr 9, 2020 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 4/9/2020: On March 27, the President signed into law ...
Apr 7, 2020 | Economics

Bernie Sanders's Coronavirus Relief Package

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released his Priorities for the Next Coronavirus Relief Package, a plan to build on...
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Apr 7, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

CBO's Estimate of Proposals in the President's FY 2021 Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its estimate...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Will Cost $192 Billion

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the second of three packages...
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Apr 2, 2020 | Economics

CBO Updates Economic Baseline in Wake of COVID-19

In anticipation of a score of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the second coronavirus response bill), the Congressional Budget Office (...
Mar 31, 2020 | Taxes

Loosening the SALT Cap is Poorly Targeted

The third COVID-19 relief bill was signed on Friday, and lawmakers are now starting to propose ideas for the next round of stimulus....
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Mar 30, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Releases Its Own Estimate of the President's FY 2021 Budget

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its estimate of the President’s...
Mar 27, 2020 | Other Spending

A Visualization of the CARES Act

The President yesterday signed into law the CARES Act, a $2.3...
Mar 25, 2020 | Economics

What's in the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package?

Updated on 4/21/2020 and 4/29/2020 to reflect the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) ...
Mar 23, 2020 | Other Spending

These Provisions Have No Place in an Emergency Bill

Negotiators continue to work on a third response bill to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with legislation proposed today by...
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Mar 19, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Updates Budget Projections Before Coronavirus Impact

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its updated budget projections, showing...

How Much Would Sending People Checks Cost?

Experts and lawmakers are considering numerous options to help support the economy during the COVID-19 crisis. Last week, we estimated that fiscal...
Mar 11, 2020 | Taxes

How Much Would Suspending the Payroll Tax Cost?

Policymakers are discussing several economic stimulus ideas in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including reports that yesterday President...
Mar 6, 2020

Maya MacGuineas: Capitalism's Addiction Problem

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and runs its program...

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