Topic: Doug Elmendorf
Health care reform, which the new Republican House leadership is pushing to repeal, includes cuts to government Medicare payments and increased taxes and fees.
01/07/2011 03:24 pm
The Congressional Budget Office paints a tough choice: either shrink the deficit or tackle unemployment. Can Congress steer a middle path?
08/24/2010 09:00 am
Stimulus spending and extending the Bush tax cuts can help a little in the short term, but they would likely hurt America's long-term economic outlook, a CBO report issued Thursday says.
08/19/2010 07:13 pm
The gloomy outlook for the federal budget deficit, outlined by the CBO director Wednesday, comes as politicians and economists are arguing over what the US economy needs most: another jolt of government stimulus or sharp spending cuts.
06/30/2010 06:22 pm
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer emphasizes middle-path strategies for both stimulating growth and controlling deficit spending.
06/24/2010 11:52 am
Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf is confident that the CBO forecast about health care reform and the deficit is true. But he acknowledges tough deficit choices ahead.
04/09/2010 12:15 pm
As efforts to pass healthcare reform progress, more responsibilities are being placed on the Congressional Budget Office and the Senate Parliamentarian's Office – two institutions famous for their devotion to fairness and attention to detail.
03/17/2010 09:48 pm
02/16/2010 11:19 pm
Senate Democrats raised the debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion and passed a pay-as-you-go measure Thursday. Both needed 60 votes. But a bid to cap federal spending exposed different fault lines.
01/28/2010 09:21 pm
Behind the scenes, the Senate is having the Congressional Budget Office estimate the cost of its healthcare reform bill. Leaders want to make sure it has the right policies and price to pass.
11/17/2009 12:00 am