• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Regulatory Oversight and Coordination Agencies
Regulatory oversight and coordination agencies
■ Congressional Budget Office
Introduction

The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 established the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) as a nonpartisan agency in the legislative branch. The CBO provides Congress with objective, timely, nonpartisan analyses needed for economic and budget decisions and with the information and estimates required for the congressional budget process. The CBO director is appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the president pro tempore of the Senate to a four-year term. There are no limits on the number of terms a director may serve.

The CBO supports the work of the House and Senate Budget Committees, which also were created by the 1974 Congressional Budget Act. The CBO’s services can ...

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