CBO director worries some Americans don’t know what to believe anymore

Apr 20, 2017
Keith Hall, of the Congressional Budget Office, talks about the importance of keeping analysis nonpartisan.
"We understand our role is to be nonpartisan and to be objective," says Keith Hall, director of the Congressional Budget Office. "You don't want the economic data to be partisan."
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Yeah, it’s all about your parents’ retirement

Mar 30, 2017
We got some grim news from the Congressional Budget Office today. The CBO predicted that the budget deficit and government debt will more than triple during the next 30 years unless Congress and the White House change the laws on…

Congressional Budget Office weighs in on the next 30 years

Mar 30, 2017
If you want to be loved, you don’t go to work for the Congressional Budget Office. The non-partisan agency’s job is to make economic projections and provide Congress with all sorts of budget data. Data that fails to account for…

When is a health care bill not a health care bill? When it's a tax bill.

Mar 14, 2017
The GOP health plan includes $600 billion in tax cuts for the health industry and wealthy Americans.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) takes his notes after talking to reporters about the American Health Care Act with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) outside Ryan's office in the U.S. Capitol March 7, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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24 million Americans could lose health insurance under GOP plan

Mar 13, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office's estimate is worse than analysts were expecting.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-WI, center, answers questions about the American Health Care Act with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-CA, left and Greg Walden, R-OR, House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman.
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Who scores the GOP's revised health plan and its costs?

Mar 7, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office figures the price of new legislation and tries to predict behavioral changes.
 Tom Price, U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services, compares a copy of the Affordable Care Act, right, and a copy of the new House Republican health care bill at the White House daily press briefing.
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Trump's infrastructure plan faces a fight on all fronts

Jan 24, 2017
President Trump has stated he wants to put together a trillion-dollar infrastructure spending plan. Democrats are all for it – they’ve even come up with a plan of their own. Republicans will likely push back on either option. Especially now…

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CBO predicts deficits about to get a lot worse

Jan 25, 2016
The Congressional Budget Office says this is the first such increase since 2009.

The DHS gets funded ... for now

Mar 3, 2015
Meanwhile, a showdown over debt could be looming.

House changes how bills are evaluated

Jan 8, 2015
"Dynamic scoring" of bills sounds boring, but it’s actually a big deal.