Doug Elmendorf Reappointed as Director of Congressional Budget Office

Congressional leaders have agreed to reappoint Doug Elmendorf as the director of the Congressional Budget Office. Mr. Elmendorf, who has been the director of CBO since 2009, was officially reappointed to the position today by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and the Senate President Pro Tempore Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI).

In a released statement, Senate Budget Committee chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) praised Mr. Elmendorf's performance as the director of CBO and the decision to reappoint him, saying:

"I am very pleased that Douglas Elmendorf is being reappointed as Director of the Congressional Budget Office. Over the last two years, Director Elmendorf has done an outstanding job. He has led the agency during one of the most challenging periods ever faced by CBO, a period of economic upheaval and significantly increased legislative activity. Throughout this time, Director Elmendorf has demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism, and consistently provided Congress with accurate and timely information."

CRFB congratulates Mr. Elmendorf on his reappointment, and we wish him luck in the coming months - which are sure to be as busy as ever for CBO!