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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.
Dec 24, 2020 | Other Spending

The Response & Relief Act Would Boost Income To Record Levels

Unlike in past recessions, personal income has grown during the current crisis as a result of the aggressive fiscal and monetary actions taken to...
Dec 23, 2020 | Taxes

Omnibus Package Includes $135 Billion of Unrelated Tax Breaks

The omnibus package includes government funding for the rest of fiscal year 2021 and significant COVID relief, but it also contains $135 billion...
Dec 22, 2020 | Other Spending

The Fiscal Response to COVID-19 Will be Larger than the Great Recession Response

The Coronavirus Response & Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act has been passed by Congress and awaits the President's signature. Assuming...
Dec 21, 2020 | Economics

What's in the Final COVID Relief Deal of 2020?

Lawmakers passed a new COVID relief deal on December 21, 2020, which was subsequently signed into law by the President on December 27. The deal...
Dec 18, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Joins Fox News to Discuss Student Debt Cancellation

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on Fox News to discuss calls for student debt...
Dec 17, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Joins Fox Business to Discuss the $900 Billion COVID Fiscal Package

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on Fox Business to discuss the nearly $900 billion...
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Dec 16, 2020 | Budget Process

Tim Penny, Charlie Stenholm, Dave McCurdy, and John Tanner: Stop congressional disorder with regular order

Tim Penny is co-chair and Charlie Stenholm, Dave McCurdy, and John Tanner are members of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget....
Dec 16, 2020 | Other Spending| Economics

What’s in the Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill?

Lawmakers Monday released the full text of a $908 billion bipartisan stimulus package, which was released in summary form back on December...
Dec 15, 2020 | Other Spending

Marc Goldwein: An Honest Discussion on the Impact of Canceling Student Loan Debt

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently...
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Now's Not the Time to Raid the Pell Surplus

With 2020 college enrollment down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pell Grant program may add more to its reserves than previously estimated...

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