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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.

Nov 12, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Monthly Treasury Statement Shows $1.417 trillion Final Deficit Number for FY 2009

The Monthly Treasury Statement is out, and states that Fiscal Year 2010 is...
Nov 11, 2009 | Economics

High Unemployment Numbers Displayed in Interactive Graphics

Last Friday, we blogged on new information from...
Nov 11, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Gaps Return to State Budgets

In a recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), mid-year budget...

Stop Us Before We Spend Again

President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Maya MacGuineas, testified before the Senate Budget Committee on proposals to form a...
Nov 10, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Treasury Ends Capital Assistance Program

Yesterday, the Treasury announced that the Capital Assistance Program...
Nov 10, 2009

CRFB on Capitol Hill

Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a...
Nov 10, 2009

Bill to Extend Key Stimulus Measures Becomes Law

On Friday, the President signed into law a bill to extend several notable provisions under February's...
Nov 9, 2009 | Health Care

House Passes Health Reform Legislation Saturday

The House passed health care overhaul legislation on Saturday night by a vote of 220 – 215, with 39 Democrats opposing the bill and one...
Nov 9, 2009

Five More FDIC Bank Closings

On Friday evening, the FDIC reported that it has taken over an additional five banks (United Commercial Bank, Gateway Bank of St. Louis, Propseran...
Nov 9, 2009 | Economics

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:...
Nov 6, 2009 | Health Care

Event Recap: Will Health Reform Heal the Federal Budget?

This morning, US Budget Watch, a joint project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and The Pew Charitable Trusts, hosted an event on...

CBO/JCT Report Roundup

A number of very interesting and relevant reports have come out of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT)...
Nov 6, 2009 | Economics

Unemployment Rate Now above 10%, Highest Since 1983

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly report, the unemployment rate made a stunning leap in October from 9.8% in September to...
Nov 5, 2009 | Health Care

US Budget Watch Releases Updated Charts Comparing Health Reform Bills

US Budget Watch has updated a number of charts comparing the latest versions of the health care reform bills. Included is the new Republican...
Nov 5, 2009 | Budget Process

Want to See a Budget Gimmick in Action?

UPDATE: The Senate has passed a bill to extend...
Nov 4, 2009 | Health Care

Health Bills Don't Go Far Enough to Cut Costs

In today's Washington Post, Ceci Connelly has an article titled, ...

Understanding Federal Commitments to Housing and Health Care

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office put out An Overview of Federal Support for Housing. In...
Nov 3, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Orszag Promises Deficit Reduction Next Year

In a speech given today at New York University, OMB Director Peter Orszag said the Administration intends to cut the deficit in half by the end of...
Nov 3, 2009 | Health Care

Event: Will Health Care Reform Heal the Federal Budget?

This Friday, November 6th U.S. Budget Watch will be hosting an event,...
Nov 2, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Large Share of U.S. Debt Will Have to Be Refinanced

According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), roughly $5.1 trillion in publicly traded U.S. Treasury bonds – or around 78 percent...

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