An Analysis by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) of the President’s Budgetary Proposals for Fiscal Year 2012

The U.S. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has issued an analysis of President Barack Obama’s budgetary proposals for fiscal year 2012.

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From the abstract:

At the request of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has prepared an analysis of the President’s budgetary proposals for fiscal year 2012, which were released on February 14, 2011. The analysis uses CBO’s economic assumptions and estimating techniques, rather than the Administration’s, to project how the proposals in the President’s budget would affect federal revenues and outlays and the U.S. economy. For tax provisions, the analysis incorporates estimates prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation.

This analysis follows and supplements CBO’sPreliminary Analysis of the President’s Budget for 2012,” which was released on March 18, 2011, as an attachment to a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. CBO has not changed its estimates from the ones presented there. Chapter 1 of this report reiterates that document, with additional figures and details about the differences between CBO’s and the Administration’s budget estimates. Chapter 2 presents CBO’s analysis of how the President’s proposals would affect the overall economy (relative to what would occur under current law) and, in turn, indirectly affect the budget.

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White House Issues Open Government Directive

The White House today issued an Open Government Directive under the signature of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Peter Orszag to the heads of U.S. executive departments and agencies.

The directive follows previous action by President Barack Obama, who issued a Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government on his first full day of office (21 January 2009).

Cross-posted in Law Library Blog.

Presidential Cyberspace Policy Review

Upon taking office, President Obama directed that a 60-day, comprehensive, “clean-slate” review be undertaken to assess U.S. policies and structures for cybersecurity. This 76-page paper contains the review team’s conclusions. It also outlines the beginning of a way forward toward “a reliable, resilient, trustworthy digital infrastructure for the future.”

Hat tip to DocuTicker.