Douglas Elmendorf

Director of the CBO
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Budget Committee hearing on the CBO budget and economic outlook. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)


Read the Washington Examiner's 2009 profile of Elmendorf, "CBO's Douglas Elmendorf: An economist armed with a grenade," by James Gerstenzang. Read the companion piece, "Schlepping in Washington, D.C., hiking in Washington state: Douglas Elmendorf," also by James Gerstenzang.


Douglas William Elmendorf is an American economist who is the Director of the Congressional Budget Office under Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner. He was a Brookings Institution senior fellow from 2007 to 2009, and was a director of the Hamilton Project at Brookings. Joining the Congressional Budget Office in late December 2008, Elmendorf is responsible for providing estimates of the cost of legislation on the federal budget. (Source: Wikipedia. Click here to see Douglas Elmendorf's complete Wikipedia bio.)

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

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