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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 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,...
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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...
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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...
Apr 12, 2021 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas on PBS Firing Line Discussing the National Debt

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on PBS Firing Line. She joined host Margaret Hoover and...
Apr 2, 2021 | Health Care

Event Recap: New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs

On Wednesday, March 17, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted a virtual event “New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs." The event was...
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Apr 2, 2021 | Other Spending

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

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled the second part of his "Build Back Better" agenda – the American Jobs Plan – focused on upgrading and...
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Apr 1, 2021 | Other Spending

Maya MacGuineas: How to think about infrastructure funding

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 ...
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Mar 27, 2021 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: There's a blatantly obvious way for the US to fight climate change and pay for new infrastructure

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...
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Mar 25, 2021 | Taxes

Watch: Committee President Maya MacGuineas Testifies on Taxation of Corporations and the Wealthy

On March 25, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Senate Budget Committee on whether...
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Mar 22, 2021 | Other Spending

Ten Options to Secure the Highway Trust Fund

Congress must pass a new highway bill or extend the current one by October 1 of this year, and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) itself will likely run...

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