Budget and Economic Outlook

CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook—typically produced in January each year and updated in August—includes an economic forecast and projections of spending and revenues under current law over the next 10 years. CBO also updates its budget projections each year, typically in March, in conjunction with its analysis of the President's budgetary proposals. All of those projections, which show outcomes if current laws generally remained in place, provide the Congress with a benchmark against which to measure the effects of proposed changes in spending and tax laws. CBO also makes long-term budget projections.

Use this menu to filter CBO's publications by topic. From January 2011 forward, all the agency's products are categorized by topic. Cost estimates released prior to the 112th Congress are not categorized by topic.