Yesterday CBO issued a cost estimate for H.R. 4173, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009, as amended and reported on Tuesday by the House Committee on Rules.
Last week, I gave a presentation on the "Exit Strategy for Fiscal Policy" at the fall meeting of the Group of Thirty, an international group of current and former policymakers and academic researchers that meets twice a year to discuss economic, financial, and policy developments around the world.
Just before Thanksgiving, I was the opening speaker at the fall symposium of the AABPA.
The federal budget deficit was $292 billion for the first two months of fiscal year 2010, CBO estimates in its latest monthly budget review, about $11 billion greater than the shortfall recorded through November of last year.
Today CBO's Assistant Director for Microeconomic Studies, Joseph Kile, testified before the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research on the use of agricultural offsets as part of a cap-and-trade program for reducing greenhouse gases.
Pharmaceutical companies' efforts to promote prescription drugs have attracted the attention of policymakers because such activities may affect the rate at which different drugs are prescribed and consumed, the total amount spent on health care, and, ultimately, health outcomes.Yesterday CBO released a brief highlighting trends in
This morning CBO released an analysis of how health insurance premiums might be affected by enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as proposed by Senator Reid on November 18, 2009.
Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), also known as the economic stimulus package, certain recipients of funds appropriated in ARRA (most grant recipients, contractors, and subcontractors) are required to report the number of jobs they have created or retained with ARRA funding since the law's enactment in February 2009.
Today CBO released a letter providing additional information on the budgetary effects of proposals to establish the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Program, a new federal program for long-term care insurance. H.R.