Congressional Budget Office: Appointment and Tenure of the Director and Deputy Director

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Section 20 1 (a) requires that the selection be made "without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis of his fitness to perform his duties." Media reports over the years indicate that the CBO director is selected under informal practices in which the House and Senate Budget Committees alternate in recommending a nominee to the Speaker and President pro tempore of the Senate. These reports also indicate that the Speaker and President pro tempore have adhered to the Budget Committees' recommendations in making past selections. To the extent that these practices are informal, there may be disagreement with ... continued below

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Keith, Robert & Bley, Mary Frances October 18, 2005.

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  • Keith, Robert Specialist in American National Government, Government and Finance Division
  • Bley, Mary Frances Information Research Specialist; Knowledge Services Group

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Section 20 1 (a) requires that the selection be made "without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis of his fitness to perform his duties." Media reports over the years indicate that the CBO director is selected under informal practices in which the House and Senate Budget Committees alternate in recommending a nominee to the Speaker and President pro tempore of the Senate. These reports also indicate that the Speaker and President pro tempore have adhered to the Budget Committees' recommendations in making past selections. To the extent that these practices are informal, there may be disagreement with regard to their operation in the future selection of a CBO director.

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  • October 18, 2005

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  • Feb. 14, 2006, 4:42 p.m.

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Keith, Robert & Bley, Mary Frances. Congressional Budget Office: Appointment and Tenure of the Director and Deputy Director, report, October 18, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8028/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.