The Congressional Budget Office mourns the passing of its founding Director, Alice M. Rivlin, who led CBO from 1975 to 1983. With vision, wisdom, and determination, she established the agency’s structure and formulated procedures, standards, and goals that have guided it for more than four decades. Above all, she forged a commitment to providing objective, nonpartisan information to help the Congress make eﬀective budget and economic policy. And her commitment to high-quality analysis, well thought out and clearly presented, continues to be a guiding principle of CBO.
The agency has lost a dear friend, and the nation has lost a true public servant.
Keith Hall is CBO’s Director.