This letter responds to a request for information about the Congressional Budget Office’s cost estimates for the reconciliation legislation now being considered by the House of Representatives. Thirteen House committees recommended legislation to be included in the reconciliation package. CBO has completed cost estimates for the recommendations of four of those committees. We expect to finish estimates for the recommendations of another two committees this week.
CBO has not completed estimates for the recommendations of other committees or an estimate of the entire legislative package, and it is unclear when we will do so. The legislation being considered by the House is complex, and provisions in some committees’ recommendations interact with those of other committees. Moreover, the agency has had to devote substantial resources to providing technical assistance as committees continue to modify their proposals.