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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.
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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...
Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

What Would the American Jobs Plan Mean for the Debt?

Recently, President Joe Biden unveiled his American Jobs Plan focused on upgrading and repairing America’s physical infrastructure,...
Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

Watch: Committee Policy Analyst Alexander Holt Testifies on Student Debt's Burden on Borrowers and the Economy

On April 13, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget policy analyst Alexander Holt testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing...
Apr 13, 2021 | Other Spending

Options to Pay For the American Jobs Plan

President Biden's American Jobs Plan would cost about $2.65 trillion over the next decade. By our estimates – and before...