During periods of weak economic activity, the Congress often considers legislation aimed at boosting output and employment. The policies considered include providing funds to states and localities, supporting people in need, purchasing goods and services, providing temporary tax relief for individuals and businesses, and making changes in government regulatory policies. CBO analyzes the probable effects of such policies.
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