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Blog | June 2020

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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Jun 29, 2020 | Health Care

House Considers ACA Expansion and Drug Pricing Bill

Today, the House will consider legislation to expand the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and lower prescription drug prices. The Patient Protection...
Jun 25, 2020 | Budget Process

Growing Support for Bipartisan Budget Reform

A bipartisan group of 60 legislators led by Representatives Scott Peters (D-CA) and Jodey Arrington (R-TX), released a letter to House leadership in...
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Jun 18, 2020 | Other Spending

James Jones: Pandemic Isn't an Excuse for Reckless Spending

James Jones is the chairman of Monarch Global Strategies and a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote a...
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Jun 15, 2020 | Economics

Treasury Data Shows Other Countries Not Buying Additional Debt

Total foreign holdings of United States debt held steady during the month of April despite the massive increase in government borrowing...
Jun 15, 2020 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas Joins Fox News to Discuss COVID-19 Fiscal Relief

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier. She...
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Representative Rouda Introduces Fiscal Responsibility & Long-Term Economic Security Act

While short-term borrowing and large deficits are necessary to fight the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis, policymakers will...
Jun 11, 2020 | Other Spending

Over Half the COVID Fiscal Support is Now Out the Door

In response to the current pandemic and economic crisis, Congress and the President have enacted $4 trillion in spending, benefit payments, grants,...
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Jun 11, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Senate Considering Debt-Increasing Parks Legislation

This week, the Senate will consider the Great American Outdoors Act. The bill seeks to address the backlog of maintenance on public lands in a...
Jun 10, 2020 | Budget Process

Correcting the Record on the Enzi-Whitehouse Budget Reforms

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crisis, the Senate Budget Committee voted 15 to 6 to approve the Bipartisan...
Jun 10, 2020 | Budget Process

PAYGO Tracker: FY 2020

The first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper. With deficits and debt set to reach unprecedented levels soon, lawmakers...