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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.
Sep 21, 2009

Pressure to Extend Expiring Stimulus Provisions Likely

Recently, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his support for the extension of the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit by signing on as a...
Sep 19, 2009

One More FDIC Bank Closing

On Friday evening, the FDIC reported that it has taken over an additional bank (Irwin Union Bank and Trust Company) for a cost to the FDIC...
Sep 18, 2009

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Kicks Off Work This Week

This week, members of the 10-person, bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission met for the first time to begin efforts to investigate the causes...
Sep 18, 2009 | Budgets & Projections

Treasury Ends Money Market Fund Guarantee

Today, the Treasury announced the end of the Guarantee Program for Money Market Funds. According to the Treasury, risk of a “catastrophic...
Sep 17, 2009 | Budget Process

Event Recap - Beyond PAYGO

Yesterday the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform hosted its first public event -- Beyond PAYGO. Five panelists discussed recent proposals to...
Sep 16, 2009 | Health Care

Comparing Costs of the Health Care Reform Bills

Click here for CRFB's latest comparison chart, along with interactive graphs, comparing the costs and savings of the bill passed by the House to the...
Sep 16, 2009 | Budget Process

Peterson-Pew Commission Policy Paper on Budget Reform Proposals

Today, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform issued its first policy paper, “A Closer Look at the President’s FY 2010 Budget...

CBO Releases Analysis of Finance Committee Health Care Reform Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released the preliminary analysis of the completed specifications for the Finance Committee’s...
Sep 16, 2009

Watch Peterson-Pew Event Live

"Beyond PAYGO: The Federal Budget Process and Proposals for Reform" is scheduled to kick off this morning at 8:45.You can watch the event...
Sep 15, 2009 | Health Care

Opinion Piece on Budget Reform

Maya MacGuineas’ opinion piece in Roll Call, Reducing the Budget Deficit Requires More Than Just Health Care Reform, argues that: 1)...

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