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Blog | December 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.
Tim Penny
Dec 16, 2020 | Budget Process

Tim Penny, Charlie Stenholm, Dave McCurdy, and John Tanner: Stop congressional disorder with regular order

Tim Penny is co-chair and Charlie Stenholm, Dave McCurdy, and John Tanner are members of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget....
Dec 16, 2020 | Other Spending| Economics

What’s in the Bipartisan COVID Relief Bill?

Lawmakers Monday released the full text of a $908 billion bipartisan stimulus package, which was released in summary form back on December...
Dec 15, 2020 | Other Spending

Marc Goldwein: An Honest Discussion on the Impact of Canceling Student Loan Debt

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently...

Now's Not the Time to Raid the Pell Surplus

With 2020 college enrollment down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pell Grant program may add more to its reserves than previously estimated...
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Dec 11, 2020 | Other Spending

$100 Billion of Giveaways Could Accompany Year-End Omnibus Package

If lawmakers pass a short-term continuing resolution as passed by the House, they will have until December 18 to fund the government and enact COVID...
William Hoagland
Dec 10, 2020 | Budget Process

William Hoagland: The Ghosts of Budgets Past, Present & Future

G. William Hoagland is Senior Vice President at the Bipartisan Policy Center and a member of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He...
Dec 10, 2020 | Economics

Could a COVID Relief Deal Close the Output Gap?

Policymakers from both parties have endorsed plans to provide over $900 billion of COVID relief as part of a year-end funding deal....
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Dec 8, 2020 | Budget Process

Strengthen PAYGO with House Rules Reforms

When the 117th Congress begins in January, lawmakers in the House of Representatives can advance fiscal responsibility and better budgeting...
Dec 4, 2020 | Other Spending

What's in the $550 Billion Senate Relief Package?

Earlier this week we detailed the contents of the $908 billion COVID relief package put forward by a bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers...
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Dec 2, 2020 | Other Spending

What's in the $908 Billion Bipartisan Stimulus Proposal?

A bipartisan and bicameral group of lawmakers yesterday unveiled a $908 billion COVID relief package. The proposal is the...