President's Budget

Each year, CBO estimates the effects of the President’s budgetary proposals using the agency’s economic projections and estimating approaches—which also underlie CBO’s Budget and Economic Outlook and cost estimates for proposed legislation. As a result, the Congress has a consistent basis for comparing the President’s proposals to Congressional proposals. CBO also estimates how the President’s budget would affect the economy and how, in turn, that economic impact would affect the federal budget.

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    Over the next 10 years, the cumulative deficit under the President’s proposals would be $2.9 trillion less than the $12.4 trillion in CBO’s baseline. The deficit would average 3.7 percent of GDP, CBO estimates.

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    Under the President’s proposals, budget deficits from 2018 through 2027 would total nearly one-third less than those in CBO’s baseline projections, ranging between 2.6 percent and 3.3 percent of GDP, down from 3.6 percent in 2017.

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    The President’s budget proposals would make U.S. output larger over the next decade than it would be under current law—mostly by changing immigration laws. The economic effects would affect the budget in ways that would reduce deficits.

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    CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) project that, between 2017 and 2026, the President’s budget would result in deficits averaging 3 percent of GDP and totaling $6.9 trillion, $2.4 trillion less than CBO’s baseline.

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    The President’s policies would make U.S. output larger over the next decade than it would be under current law—mostly by changing immigration laws. Such economic effects would feed back into the budget in ways that would reduce deficits.