Congressional Budget Office

CBO: About

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is a federal agency within the legislative branch of the United States government that provides economic data to Congress. The CBO was created as a nonpartisan agency by the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974. (Source: Wikipedia. Click here to see Wikipedia's entry on the CBO.)

At right: CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies on Capitol Hill in 2009. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf speaks at a Brookings Institution event in March 2013.

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