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Blog | September 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.
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Sep 29, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Senate Budget Committee Releases FY 2018 Budget

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Senate budget resolution today. The budget proposes $3.3...
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Sep 29, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

How the House and Senate Budgets Stack Up

With the release of the Senate budget resolution, we now have the two Congressional budgets that will set up the budget process for the rest of the...
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Sep 27, 2017 | Taxes

Big 6 Tax Framework Could Cost $2.2 Trillion

The so-called "Big 6" today released their framework for comprehensive tax reform. While significant detail still needs to be filled in, enough...
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Sep 26, 2017 | Taxes

Maya MacGuineas: Congress, Dump the Budget Gimmicks – We Need Real Reform

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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Sep 26, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas: Missed Opportunity to Use Health Care, Tax Policies to Stop Debt Growth

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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Sep 25, 2017 | Taxes

The Feldstein-Feenberg-MacGuineas Cap Could Be Useful for Tax Reform

As lawmakers gear up for tax reform, they will need options to broaden the tax base and ensure that tax reform doesn’t add to debt. The traditional...
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Sep 25, 2017 | Budgets & Projections

Comparing the Reconciliation Instructions in the Congressional Budgets

With news that the Senate Budget Committee has agreed to reconciliation instructions for a $1.5 trillion tax cut, policymakers seem poised to...
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Sep 22, 2017 | Taxes

Debt Would Equal the Economy in 2028 With Senate Tax Cut

It has been reported that Senate Budget Committee has agreed to include reconciliation instructions allowing a tax cut of $1.5 trillion in the Senate...
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Sep 18, 2017

CRFB 2017 Annual Dinner: Celebrating our Commitment to Fiscal Responsibility

On Tuesday, September 12, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted its 2017 Annual Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol...
Sep 18, 2017 | Taxes

Gene Steuerle: How To Design Tax Reform: 8 Lessons From 1986

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is the Richard B. Fisher chair and Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and a member of the Committee for a Responsible...

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