November 25, 2008

CBO has been privileged, for the past two years, to have Peter Orszag as its Director. During that time, heworked tirelessly to ensure that the Congress received the timely, high quality,budget and economic information and policy analysis that it needs to address the important public policy issues facing our nation. He alsoexpanded the agency's focus on key areaslike climate change and health care, with particular emphasis on the long-term fiscal threat posed by rising health care costs. CBO's work, under his leadership,was done, as always, in a scrupulously objective and nonpartisan manner.

Peter's broad knowledge, energy, wisdom, and dedication have been enormous assets to CBO, and the agency wishes him well as he begins the next phase of his career in public service.

Bob Sunshine, Acting Director