Keith Hall to Succeed Doug Elmendorf as Director of Congressional Budget Office

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, joined today with House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) to announce the appointment of Dr. Keith Hall to serve as Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).  Hall’s term would end on January 3, 2019.

“Dr. Hall has more than 20 years of distinguished government service, including as Chief Economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisers and as Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics,” said Chairman Enzi. “He has dedicated his career to managing teams focused on strengthening the economy by providing policy makers and the public with superior economic analysis and information. I thank Mr. Elmendorf for his service and look forward to working with Dr. Hall as Congress begins the difficult task of addressing our nation’s chronic overspending, which threatens America’s future.”

Dr. Hall has previously served in leadership and management positions in the United States Treasury, the International Trade Commission, the Department of Commerce, the Executive Office of the President, and served as the 13th Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  As Chief Economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce, he managed a team that provided key economic recommendations for the Bureau of Economic Analysis as well as serving as special advisor to the Secretary of Commerce to supervise and conduct statistical research projects on a diverse range of international and domestic economic policy issues. Dr. Hall received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Purdue University. He has been a full-time faculty member of the Economic Departments at the Universities of Arkansas and Missouri.

The CBO was established in 1975 to produce independent, non-partisan analyses of economic and budgetary issues in support of the legislative budget process in Congress. The agency plays a key role in analyzing the cost estimates for legislation proposed in Congress, but does not make policy recommendations.


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