ICYMI: KEY GOP SENATORS CALL OUT BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEAL’S CBO SCORE FOR IGNORING KEY SAVINGS

Key Republican Senators agree that the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) score of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal misses key savings delivered by the bill.

  • Sen. Mitt Romney: “As expected, CBO confirms half the bill is paid for with new revenue that ‘scores.’ The other half is paid for with savings and other revenue (unused UI, unused COVID $) that don’t score under their rules, but they are real dollars.” [Twitter, 8/5/21]

 

  • Sen. Todd Young: “The Congressional Budget Office has long been hamstrung by rules that make them always wrong. They’ve never been exactly right.” [The Hill, 8/5/21]

 

  • Sen. Rob Portman, in a joint statement with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema: “The new spending under the bill is offset through a combination of new revenue and savings, some of which is reflected in the formal CBO score and some of which is reflected in other savings and additional revenue identified in estimates, as CBO is limited in what it can include in its formal score.” [Statement, 8/5/21]

 

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