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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.
Jun 8, 2020 | Other Spending

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Signed Into Law

Last week, the President signed into law H.R. 7010, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which the House and Senate passed on May 28...
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Jun 5, 2020 | Budget Process

House Members Promote a Bipartisan Framework for Budget Reforms

A bipartisan group of 60 lawmakers, led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX), released a letter to House leadership this...
Jun 3, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Testifies at COVID-19 Fiscal Oversight Hearing

To ensure oversight of the trillions of dollars in economic relief authorized to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, the...
May 28, 2020 | Other Spending

CBO Releases Options to Shore Up Highway Trust Fund

Several of the country’s most important trust funds are rapidly headed toward insolvency and will run out of reserves sooner than...
May 28, 2020 | Other Spending

An Update on the Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is one of the larger and most well-known initiatives that has been created to support small businesses during the...
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May 28, 2020 | Other Spending

Charlie Stenholm: We will have to face rising national debt

Charlie Stenholm is a senior policy advisor at Olsson Frank Weeda, P.C., and a member of the Committee for a Resonsible Federal Budget. He recently...
May 27, 2020 | Other Spending

Eugene Steuerle: This is not your grandfather's debt problem

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is an Institute fellow and the Richard B. Fisher chair at the Urban Institute, as well as a member of the Committee for a...
May 27, 2020 | Other Spending

What's in the $3 Trillion HEROES Act?

Updated on 6/3/2020 to reflect CBO's estimate of the HEROES Act. The House recently approved the HEROES Act designed to further address the...
May 26, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas Joins Fox Business to Discuss Federal Debt Projections

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on Mornings with Maria on Fox Business. She joined host...
May 21, 2020 | Other Spending

Tim Penny: Pandemic-related federal aid: Make it fast, but also make it prudent

Tim Penny is president & CEO of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation and co-chair of the Committee for a Responsible...