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Blog | July 2017

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.
Jul 24, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Mike Murphy: House Budget Rightfully Recognizes Threat of Oversized Debt

Mike Murphy, the Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote an op-ed that is...
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Jul 21, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

$200 Billion in Mandatory Savings Should Not Be Too Difficult

One of the debates preceding the House Budget resolution was whether the resolution should call for $200 billion of mandatory savings. This week's...
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Jul 20, 2017 | Health Care

CBO's Score of the Latest Senate Health Bill

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) just released its updated score of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). This version includes...
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Options for Meeting the House Budget's Reconciliation Instructions

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 House budget resolution includes reconciliation instructions requiring 11 House committees to report legislation that...
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Jul 19, 2017 | Health Care

Resources on the Evolving Health Care Debate

With the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) losing support in the Senate on Monday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)...
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Jul 18, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

House Budget Committee Releases FY 2018 Budget

House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black (R-TN) today released the Chairman’s mark of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 House budget resolution. The...
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Jul 14, 2017 | Social Security

Maya MacGuineas: President Trump’s Logic on Social Security is Backwards

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Jul 14, 2017 | Health Care

Is CBO's Math on the BCRA Wrong Because It Uses Faulty Numbers?

The White House tweeted out a video Wednesday saying "the Congressional Budget Office's [CBO] math doesn't add up" because they use "faulty numbers...
Jul 13, 2017 | Social Security

How Old Will You Be When Social Security's Funds Run Out?

The Social Security Trust Funds are on a path to run out. Use this tool to find out what you stand to lose unless Washington acts. If you're...
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Jul 13, 2017 | Budget Process

Maya MacGuineas: White House Video Continues Dispiriting Pattern of CBO Attacks

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...

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