Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026


CBO periodically issues a volume of options—this year’s installment presents 115—that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade. The report is available both as a PDF and in a searchable format.

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Corrections and Updates

Before this report was released online but after it was printed, CBO made a minor correction to Mandatory Spending, Option 9; the correction is noted on page 30. CBO then reposted the report on December 13, 2016, with a correction to Mandatory Spending, Option 4, that is noted on page 20.