The 2007–2009 financial crisis and recession were triggered in part by a near collapse of some large financial institutions, a sharp contraction in the availability of credit, and a large drop in house prices. In response, federal support for financial institutions and credit markets substantially increased. CBO quantifies the costs and risks of policy proposals related to federal credit and insurance programs, banking and capital markets, government-sponsored enterprises such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and other federal financial activities.
May 2014 - The budgetary costs shown for selected credit programs would be higher under fair-value accounting—an alternative to the current approach for measuring costs—because it more fully accounts for the cost of the risk the government takes on.
Jun 2013 - The interest rate for subsidized student loans is currently scheduled to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1, 2013. What would be the budgetary impact of changing interest rates for student loans?
May 2013 - CBO examined three options for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to use principal forgiveness for certain underwater borrowers. How would those options affect the number of mortgage defaults, the federal budget, and the overall economy?
Jun 2012 - CBO provides an illustrative analysis of the federal government’s costs for credit programs following two approaches.
Mar 2012 - CBO examines fair-value accounting as an alternative to the current approach for measuring the costs to the government of federal credit programs.
Dec 2010 - This study looks at how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac evolved into the institutions they are today.
H.R. 4751, a bill to make technical corrections to Public Law 110-229 to reflect the renaming of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, and for other purposesCost EstimateJuly 18, 2014
- Cost EstimateJuly 18, 2014
S.J. Res. 19, a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect electionsCost EstimateJuly 18, 2014
H. Con. Res. 103, a concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch RunCost EstimateJuly 18, 2014
- Cost EstimateJuly 9, 2014
- Cost EstimateJune 30, 2014
- ReportJune 25, 2014
- Cost EstimateJune 5, 2014
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