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 April 12, 2016

    Since 1975, CBO has produced nonpartisan analyses of budgetary and economic issues in support of the Congress. In 2015, CBO completed 640 formal cost estimates and 94 analytic reports and working papers.

  • Report March 22, 2016

    CBO Director Keith Hall provided a statement on CBO’s appropriation request for fiscal year 2017 to the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Report March 8, 2016

    CBO Director Keith Hall testified on CBO’s appropriation request for fiscal year 2017 before the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch, Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate.

  • Presentation February 29, 2016

    Presentation by Wendy Edelberg, an Associate Director for Economic Analysis at CBO, at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • 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.

  • 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.