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Blog | November 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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Nov 20, 2019

Factchecking and Live-Tweeting the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

Tonight's Democratic presidential primary debate marks the fifth round of debates of the 2020 campaign and will surely touch on fiscal...
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Nov 20, 2019 | 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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Nov 19, 2019 | Budget Process

Upcoming Congressional Fiscal Policy Deadlines

Updated 11/19/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, although lawmakers enacted...
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Nov 19, 2019 | Other Spending

Appropriations Watch: FY 2020

Updated 11/19/2019: Congress did not complete action on appropriations before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Congress enacted a continuing...
Nov 18, 2019 | Taxes

2020 Federal Tax Brackets Are Here

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its tax year 2020 inflation adjustments for more than 60 federal tax provisions. To make these...
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Nov 7, 2019 | Social Security

Bernie Sanders's Social Security Expansion Act

This is the third policy explainer in our US Budget Watch 2020 series covering the 2020 presidential election. In the coming weeks and months, we...
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Nov 1, 2019 | Social Security

Bipartisan Group Introduces TRUST Act

Earlier this week, Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Todd Young (R-IN), Doug Jones (D-AL), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), alongside...