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Blog | January 2019

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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Jan 23, 2019 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2019

Last Updated 1/23/2019  No appropriations legislation was enacted by midnight on the night of Dec. 21, resulting in a partial...
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Jan 22, 2019 | Economics

The Shutdown's Economic Toll Equals the Average Hurricane

The current government shutdown is the economic equivalent of a self-imposed natural disaster. As the 32nd day of the longest government shutdown in...
Jan 17, 2019 | Budget Process

Ernst, Lankford, and Perdue Introduce The "No Budget, No Recess Act"

Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), along with Senators Lankford (R-OK) and Perdue (R-GA), today introduced the "No Budget, No Recess Act." The legislation...
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Jan 15, 2019 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 1/15/2019: A continuing resolution funding the seven appropriations bills that had not been previously enacted lapsed at midnight on December...

CBO: Fixing the Debt Could Increase Average Income by $6,000 Per Person

While some recent commentators have suggested Americans stop worrying about our debt, evidence shows there is a significant upside to addressing...
Jan 2, 2019 | Budget Process

Budget Changes in Proposed House Rules

House Democrats are proposing a package of rules to govern the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress. The package contains many...