Over the past three months, CBO has 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 has published 215 cost estimates for legislation that was reported by a committee or that was the subject of a motion to be placed on the consensus calendar. One of those cost estimates was for S. 2938, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (now P.L. 117-159), which provides funding to encourage the enactment of state laws aimed at controlling access to guns and to support a variety of other initiatives to enhance school safety, mental health programs, and violence prevention. In addition, a number of cost estimates were for bills that would increase funding for services provided to veterans. They included an estimate for H.R. 3967, the Honoring our PACT Act of 2021, which would increase disability compensation and expand health care services for some veterans, and an estimate for H.R. 7158, the Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act, which would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase access to medical foster homes for some veterans with severe disabilities.
In addition, since its last quarterly report on work in progress, CBO has released 21 reports, working papers, testimonies, and interactive tools; they satisfied statutory requirements, fulfilled Congressional requests, or provided economic and budgetary analysis or technical information.