President's Budget

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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.