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Blog | April 2021

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.
Apr 28, 2021 | Other Spending

What's in President Biden's American Families Plan?

This evening, President Joe Biden will unveil the third part of his ambitious “Build Back Better” agenda, the American Families Plan. According to...
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Apr 22, 2021

Reflections on the Ed Lorenzen Fiscal Internship

By Dominic Gatti It has been an honor to be the inaugural Ed Lorenzen Fiscal Intern, the position named in memory of a close friend and colleague of...

TRUST Act has Bipartisan, Bicameral Reintroduction

Last week, a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers reintroduced the TRUST Act, which would establish bipartisan commissions to...
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Apr 20, 2021 | Taxes

Repealing the SALT Cap Would be More Regressive than the TCJA

Recently, a number of Members of Congress have called for repealing the current $10,000 cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction. Many off...
Apr 20, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

GAO Releases Long-Term Budget Outlook

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published its latest report on the nation’s long-term fiscal outlook. Once again, GAO...
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Apr 19, 2021 | Budgets & Projections

Committee Sends Congress a Briefing Book on the Budget

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget recently shared our updated "Briefing Book for a Fiscally Responsible 117th Congress" ...
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Apr 16, 2021 | Budget Process

Maya MacGuineas: Make the budget committees great again

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an ...
Apr 16, 2021 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas on CNN Discussing the Corporate Tax Rate

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas appeared on CNN's "New Day" to discuss raising the corporate tax rate to...
Apr 14, 2021

Illustrating the Case for Trust Fund Solutions

Some of the nation’s most important government programs are financed with dedicated revenue sources using federal trust funds. As we identified...
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Apr 14, 2021 | Budget Process

Burchett and Case Reintroduce RAFT Act

Establishing fiscal goals, including debt targets, is one proactive way to begin to tackle our nation's unsustainable fiscal...