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Blog | November 2019

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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Nov 25, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Case and Womack Introduce Sustainable Budget Act

Building on bipartisan momentum for addressing our unsustainable fiscal situation, Representative Ed Case (D-HI) and House Budget Committee Ranking...
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Nov 22, 2019 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 11/22/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, although lawmakers enacted...
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Nov 22, 2019 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Updated 11/22/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Congress enacted a continuing...
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Nov 21, 2019 | Budget Process

Enzi-Whitehouse Budget Process Bill Includes Important Reforms

The Senate Budget Committee recently marked up and reported bipartisan legislation to reform the budget process. The Bipartisan Congressional Budget...
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Nov 21, 2019 | Health Care

Watch: Opportunities for Lowering Health Care Costs

On November 21, we hosted a major event on reducing health care costs for families, businesses, and the federal government. The event featured...
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Nov 20, 2019

Factchecking and Live-Tweeting the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Tonight's Democratic presidential primary debate marks the fifth round of debates of the 2020 campaign and will surely touch on fiscal...
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Nov 20, 2019 | Budget Process

PAYGO Tracker: FY 2020

The first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper. Yet with deficits projected to exceed $1 trillion this fiscal...
Nov 18, 2019 | Taxes

2020 Federal Tax Brackets Are Here

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its tax year 2020 inflation adjustments for more than 60 federal tax provisions. To make these...
Nov 13, 2019 | Budgets & Projections

Mike Murphy: While Congress Makes Budgeting Look Hard, Americans Show How to Do It

Mike Murphy, the Chief of Staff and Director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget's FixUs initiative wrote an op-ed that is...
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Nov 7, 2019 | Social Security

Bernie Sanders's Social Security Expansion Act

This is the third policy explainer in our US Budget Watch 2020 series covering the 2020 presidential election. In the coming weeks and months, we...

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