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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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Jun 14, 2019 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Congress began appropriations work for FY 2020 in March and started to release individual appropriations bills in May. Under current law,...
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Jun 13, 2019 | Health Care

Lawmakers Shouldn't Repeal Cadillac Tax Without Substantial Offsets

A bill to repeal the "Cadillac tax" on high-cost health insurance plans may soon get a vote on the House floor. This tax was an important part of the...
Jun 12, 2019 | Social Security

Event Recap: Disability Policy for the 21st Century

On Thursday, June 6, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative hosted an event on "Disability...
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Jun 11, 2019 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 6/11/2019: The next two years will include several predictable fiscal policy deadlines that will force congressional action. Many of...
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Jun 6, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

CBO: Debt Remains Unsustainable With r < g

The national debt is rising at an unsustainable pace. A factor that helps is interest rates currently being lower than the economic growth rate...
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Jun 6, 2019 | Social Security

Watch: Disability Policy for the 21st Century

The McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative recently hosted a breakfast and panel discussion on Disability Policy for the 21st Century....
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Jun 4, 2019 | Other Spending

House Immigration Bill Should Be Offset

The House is poised to vote on the American Dream and Promise Act (HR 6) that would allow certain immigrants to obtain Lawful Permanent Resident...
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Jun 4, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Judd Gregg: And the threat is...

Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee from 2005 to 2007 and ranking...
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May 29, 2019 | Health Care

Senate HELP Committee Releases Discussion Draft to Reduce Health Care Costs

The leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee recently released the Lower Health Care Costs Act, a discussion...
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May 24, 2019 | Other Spending

Lawmakers Should Offset Latest Disaster Relief Package

Yesterday, the Senate voted to appropriate an additional $19 billion in disaster relief to aid the damage caused by wildfires, hurricanes,...

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