House Saves Budget Analysis Division
House saves budget analysis division
By Lindsey McPherson CQ-Roll Call
WASHINGTON (TNS) — The House on Wednesday night rejected, 116-309, an amendment that would have eliminated one-third of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
The amendment, offered by Virginia Rep. Morgan Griffith to the four-bill appropriations minibus the House is debating, would have abolished CBO’s 89-employee budget analysis division and saved a total of $15 million in salaries. Roughly half of Republicans joined Democrats in voting down the amendment.
House Freedom Caucus leaders designed the amendment to have CBO cut down on in-house staff and aggregate analyses from outside groups.
North Carolina Republican Mark Meadows, chairman of …