Can Republicans Make the CBO Toe Their Line?

Keith Hall will face pressure to adopt “dynamic scoring,” which involves including a projection of the effects of legislation on economic growth in any estimate of a bill's cost.

Pick your estimate.

Photographer: Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg

Republicans nominated the economist Keith Hall to lead the Congressional Budget Office. Hall served in several government jobs during Republican administrations, including a stint as chief economist for President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers.

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