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Blog | February 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.
Feb 26, 2020 | Health Care

New Infographics on 2020 Candidates' Health Plans

We have updated these infographics – originally published on February 7 – to reflect a new set of proposals released on February 24 by Senator...
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Feb 25, 2020 | Budget Process

Watch: 2020 Better Budget Process Summit - Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted the “2020 Better Budget Process Summit: Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform.” The event...
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Bernie Sanders's Plan for Universal Child Care and Pre-K Education

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) today unveiled his plan to provide free universal child care and pre-kindergarten...
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Feb 20, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Debt Will Likely Rise, Not Fall, Under the President's Budget

According to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget would reduce debt from 80 percent of Gross...
Feb 12, 2020 | Other Spending

Bill Advances to Combat Improper Payments

Congress recently passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) to improve efforts to identify and reduce improper payments across...
Feb 12, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Spending Has Increased $800 Billion Under President Trump

President Trump's Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget calls for about $3.2 trillion in net deficit reduction over the next decade by our estimate, including...
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Feb 12, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Interest Costs Will More Than Double Over the Next Decade

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest budget projections show interest on the national debt remains the fastest growing category of the...
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The President's Budget Saves Medicare $600 Billion While Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs

Last year, numerous politicians and outlets repeated the false and misleading claim that the President’s FY 2020 budget cut Medicare benefits by $845...
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Feb 10, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

An Overview of the President’s FY 2021 Budget

Moments ago, President Trump released his Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 budget proposal, outlining his tax and spending proposals and their effects on the...
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Feb 7, 2020 | Budget Process

PAYGO Tracker: FY 2020

The first rule of getting out of a hole is to stop digging it deeper. Yet with deficits projected to exceed $1 trillion this fiscal...

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