In calendar year 2022, CBO fulfilled thousands of requests for technical assistance, published 775 cost estimates and 81 reports, working papers, and other analytic products.
For example, CBO provided technical assistance and estimates at every stage of the legislative process for the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Public Law 117-328), the 2022 reconciliation act (Public Law 117-169), the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 (P.L. 117-168), and the CHIPS Act of 2022 (P.L. 117-167)—with the goal of providing information when it was most useful to the Congress.
CBO released a set of budget and economic projections in May and its annual long-term budget projections in July. Those projections were used as benchmarks for many of the analytic reports, working papers, and other documents published by the agency. Last year, publications examined topics such as the opioid crisis and policy responses, the effect of imposing charges for methane emissions, the effect of work requirements on the income and employment of recipients of means-tested benefits, and the budgetary cost of suspending student loan payments, along with many other topics. CBO aimed to promote a thorough understanding of those products by clearly presenting the analyses and explaining the basis for them.