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Blog | November 2018

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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Nov 30, 2018 | Budget Process

JSC Markup Amendment Tracker

November 30 Note: The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform was unable to advance its legislation out of committee...
Nov 26, 2018 | Economics

Maya MacGuineas Discussed Rising Interest on NPR

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, discussed our deteriorating fiscal situation, including how the U.S....
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Nov 9, 2018 | Health Care

Momentum for Lower Drug Prices Emerging

Policymakers have been quietly making progress on lowering drug prices in recent weeks. Most notably, the Department of Health and Human Services...
Nov 8, 2018 | Budgets & Projections

Beware the Budget Busters in the Lame Duck

The lame duck Congress will return to Washington with an important to-do list that includes either finishing the seven unfinished appropriation bills...
Nov 5, 2018 | Taxes

The Tax Bill Did Not Cause Revenue to Rise

A common misleading claim this fall has been that tax revenues have increased, even with the large tax cuts enacted last year. While it is...
Nov 2, 2018 | Budget Process

Resources and Recommendations for Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform

In February, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 established the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform (JSC) tasked with...
Nov 2, 2018 | Other Spending

A 5 Percent Discretionary Cut Still Provides Ample Spending

President Trump has asked each cabinet secretary to propose a plan to cut 5 percent of their agency's budget for next year. Assuming this...