Over the past three months, CBO provided a variety of budget and economic analyses, fulfilling the agency’s core mission of supporting the Congress during each stage of the legislative process. The agency published 142 cost estimates for legislation that had been reported by a committee or that was the subject of a motion to be placed on the consensus calendar. (In all of 2020, CBO published a total of 546 cost estimates.)
During the last several weeks of 2020, CBO was focused intensely on providing analysis of legislative proposals as the Congress was considering legislation to provide annual appropriations and pandemic-related relief, among other things. (A comprehensive cost estimate for the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 [Public Law 116-260], will be released soon.) In addition, since its last quarterly report on work in progress, CBO has released 18 reports, working papers, testimonies, and interactive tools; they satisfied statutory requirements, fulfilled Congressional requests, or provided economic and budgetary analysis or technical information.
As of January 1, CBO was working on 39 analytic products that it expected to complete in the coming months.