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Blog | April 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.
Apr 30, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Maya MacGuineas Joins C-SPAN to Discuss Coronavirus and Federal Debt

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas recently appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. She discussed fiscal measures...
Apr 30, 2020 | Other Spending

COVID Money Tracker: Paycheck Protection Program

Note: See here for an update on the Paycheck Protection Program as of May 23, 2020. The Paycheck Projection Program (PPP) was established under the...
Apr 29, 2020 | Other Spending

COVID Money Tracker: Airline Worker Support

Of the $2.2 trillion in fiscal support made available under the CARES Act, roughly $60 billion was allocated specifically to the airline...
Apr 24, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

CBO Updates Budget Projections In Wake of COVID-19

Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a blog post outlining its latest projections of near-term federal debt and deficits in the wake...
Apr 22, 2020 | Other Spending

What's in the Fourth Coronavirus Package?

The Senate yesterday passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act by unanimous consent. The bill is the fourth piece...
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Apr 22, 2020 | Social Security

Pre-COVID, Social Security and Medicare Faced Insolvency

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees have released their reports on the financial state of their programs. Even though the Trustees do not...
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Apr 21, 2020 | Economics

The COVID-19 Recession Is Unfolding Faster than the Great Recession – and So Is the Response

We have published an abbreviated update of this analysis, incorporating additional legislation, updated cost estimates, and new economic...
Apr 20, 2020 | Other Spending| Economics

COVID Money Tracker: Policies Enacted Through August 14

This is an archived version of this table last updated on August 14, 2020. For the latest on COVID-related spending, head to our new interactive...
Apr 15, 2020 | Other Spending| Economics

Eugene Steuerle: Who Should Pay For The Economic Relief From The COVID-19 Crisis?

Dr. Eugene (Gene) Steuerle is an Institute fellow and the Richard B. Fisher chair at the Urban Institute and a member of the Committee for a...
Apr 13, 2020 | Budgets & Projections

Budget Projections: Debt Will Exceed the Size of the Economy This Year

The United States entered the current public health and economic crisis facing high levels of debt and trillion-dollar deficits. Due to the effects...