Budget Options

  • Report

    Budgeting for Federal Investment

    This report examines approaches to budgeting that would distinguish expenditures for investment in physical capital, education, and research and development from other expenditures.

  • Blog Post

    Director's Statement on CBO's Latest Volume of Budget Options

    Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2021 to 2030 is the latest edition of a report that CBO publishes periodically. The report describes 83 policy options that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade.

  • Report

    Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2021 to 2030

    CBO periodically issues a compendium of policy options and their effects on the federal budget. This document provides estimates of the budgetary savings from 83 options that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues.

  • Blog Post

    CBO Releases an Interactive Tool for Analyzing the Effects of Certain Social Security Policies

    This interactive tool lets users select different combinations of policies and see the effect on the finances of the Social Security system, as well as the impact on different groups of people.

  • Interactive

    How Changing Social Security Could Affect Beneficiaries and the System's Finances

    This interactive tool lets the user explore seven policy options that could be used to improve the finances of the Social Security program and delay the exhaustion of its trust funds.

  • Blog Post

    Director's Statement on CBO's Latest Volume of Budget Options

    Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028 is the latest edition of a report that CBO publishes periodically and describes 121 policy options that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade.

  • Report

    Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028

    CBO periodically issues a volume of options—this year’s installment presents 121—that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues. CBO’s website allows users to filter options by topic, date, and other categories.

  • Blog Post

    CBO to Release Volume of Budget Options on December 13

    On Thursday, December 13, CBO will release Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2019 to 2028. This report will describe 121 policy options that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade.

  • Podcast

    Budget 101

    CBO’s podcast series looks at the agency’s inner workings and its role in the legislative budget process. This episode discusses the components of the budget, how CBO assists the two budget committees, and CBO’s current budget projections.

  • Report

    Reducing Primary Deficits Beginning in 2022

    CBO provides additional information to Congressman Jodey Arrington regarding the effects of two illustrative scenarios in which the primary deficit is reduced in relation to CBO’s extended baseline beginning in 2022.