CBO Operations

CBO reports to the Congress on the agency’s activities in its annual request for appropriations. More than 90 percent of the agency’s budget is allocated to staff compensation; the remaining portion covers data, information technology, training, and other needs. CBO also uses a variety of tools—presentations, blogs, and reports—to explain how it does its work.

  • Report June 3, 2015

    CBO Director Keith Hall testifies before the House Committee on the Budget, discussing CBO’s commitment to provide information that is objective, insightful, and timely, and its plans and appropriation request for the coming year.

  • Report May 19, 2015

    CBO Director Keith Hall testifies before the Senate Committee on the Budget, discussing CBO’s commitment to providing information that is objective, insightful, and timely, and its plans and appropriation request for the coming year.

  • Report March 10, 2015

    CBO Director Douglas W. Elmendorf testified on CBO’s appropriation request for fiscal year 2016 before the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate.

  • Blog Post February 13, 2015

    CBO turns 40 on Tuesday, February 24 and is commemorating the event with a panel discussion about CBO's past and future featuring all seven former CBO directors. The event will be held on February 24 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.