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Blog | November 2016

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.
Rudolph Penner
Nov 30, 2016 | Taxes

Rudolph Penner: Enacting the Trump Fiscal Agenda Won't Be Easy

Dr. Rudolph Penner was the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1983 to 1987, and he is an Institute Fellow at the Urban ...
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Nov 30, 2016 | Health Care

What's The Plan to Replace 'Obamacare'?

When President-elect Trump takes office, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") is likely to be an early agenda item...
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Nov 30, 2016 | Taxes

Judd Gregg: Passing Tax Reform 101

Judd Gregg, a former Republican senator from New Hampshire, served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee from 2005 to 2007 and ranking member...
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Nov 30, 2016 | Health Care

Cures Bill Has Been Released

Note: This blog has been updated from its original posting to account for the manager's amendment, which strikes the child and family services...
Nov 28, 2016 | Other Spending

Senator James Lankford Releases Second Federal Fumbles Report

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today released his second annual report on the federal government’s wasteful spending, Federal Fumbles: 100 Ways...
Eugene Steuerle
Nov 21, 2016 | Other Spending

Gene Steuerle: Six Bipartisan Opportunities for President-elect Trump

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...
Donald Trump
Nov 21, 2016 | Economics

Trump Will Face Highest Debt-to-GDP Ratio of Any New President Since Truman

When President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office on January 20, 2017, debt as a share of the economy will be higher than at the start of...
MacGuineas on Face the Nation
Nov 21, 2016 | Economics

Maya MacGuineas on Face the Nation

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas appeared on Face the Nation on November 20, 2016.
Nov 18, 2016 | Economics

Are Bond Markets Signaling the "Announcement Effect"?

Since last week's election results, markets have reacted by pushing the yield for ten-year Treasury bonds up more than 0.3 percentage points to 2...
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Nov 14, 2016 | Budget Process

Debt Limit Deadline: March 16, 2017 – Time for Reform?

One of the first legislative deadlines President-elect Donald Trump and the 115th Congress will face is the need to raise the debt limit. The budget...