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Author Joyce, Philip G., 1956-
Title The Congressional Budget Office : honest numbers, power, and policymaking / Philip G. Joyce.
Published Washington D.C. : Georgetown University Press, c2011.
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 Floor3  HJ2051 .J69 2011    IN LIBRARY
Description xiv, 250 p. ; 23 cm.
Series American governance and public policy series
American governance and public policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Truth, power and consequences -- Creating and sustaining CBO organizing for nonpartisan analysis -- CBO and macrobudgeting -- CBO and microbudgeting -- CBO and policy analysis -- The Clinton health plan : a case study in bringing it all together -- The Obama health care reform -- The Congressional Budget Office : an excellent skunk?
Summary Created in 1974, the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has become one of the most influential forces in national policymaking. A critical component of our system of checks and balances, the CBO has given Congress the analytical capacity to challenge the president on budget issues while it protects the public interest, providing honest numbers about Congress's own budget proposals. The book discusses the CBO's role in larger budget policy and the more narrow "scoring" of individual legislation, such as its role in the 2009--2010 Obama health care reform. It also describes how the first director, Alice Rivlin, and her successors managed to create and sustain a nonpartisan, highly credible agency in the middle of one of the mot partisan institutions imaginable. -- Book Cover.
Subject United States. Congressional Budget Office.
Budget -- United States.
ISBN 9781589017573 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1589017579 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 648934573