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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.
Feb 12, 2020 | Other Spending

Bill Advances to Combat Improper Payments

Congress recently passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) to improve efforts to identify and reduce improper payments across...
Feb 12, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Spending Has Increased $800 Billion Under President Trump

President Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget calls for about $3.2 trillion in net deficit reduction over the next decade by our estimate, including...
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Feb 12, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Interest Costs Will More Than Double Over the Next Decade

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest budget projections show interest on the national debt remains the fastest growing category of the...
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The President's Budget Saves Medicare $600 Billion While Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs

Last year, numerous politicians and outlets repeated the false and misleading claim that the President’s FY 2020 budget cut Medicare benefits by $845...
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Feb 10, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

An Overview of the President’s FY 2021 Budget

Moments ago, President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget proposal, outlining his tax and spending proposals and their effects on the...

Amy Klobuchar’s Plan to “Govern with Fiscal Responsibility”

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) put forward a Plan for the Future of Work and a Changing Economy in December...
Feb 4, 2020

Play Debt-O During State of the Union 2020!

Tonight, President Donald Trump will give his third State of the Union Address at 9 p.m. EST. During the address, we will be live tweeting, providing...
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Jan 31, 2020 | Budget Process

Senator Sinema Introduces Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

This week, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), along with Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), and Angus King (I-ME), introduced a...
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Jan 31, 2020 | Other Spending

BPC Releases Recommendations on Reforming Federal Higher Education Support

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Task Force on Higher Education Financing and Student Outcomes recently released a report outlining 45...
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Jan 31, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

GAO: Fiscal Sustainability Is a Growing Concern for Some Key Federal Trust Funds

Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the financial health of the nation’s federal trust funds. Requested by...

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