Each year, CBO estimates the budgetary impact of the proposals in the President’s budget using the agency’s economic projections and estimating techniques, which also underlie CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook and cost estimates for proposed legislation. As a result, the Congress has a consistent basis for comparing the budgetary impact of the President’s spending and revenue proposals to Congressional proposals and to the likely outcomes for spending and revenues under current law. CBO also typically estimates how the proposals in the President’s budget would affect the economy and how, in turn, that economic impact would affect the federal budget.
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