Sen. Lee reintroduces CBO “Show Your Work” Act

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) reintroduced the “CBO Show Your Work” Act Wednesday, legislation designed to improve the legislative process by making the Congressional Budget Office more transparent and accountable. 

“Congress does need a scorekeeper to provide budgetary estimates for the policy changes it considers,” Sen. Lee said. “But at a bare minimum, that scorekeeper should be forced to show how its models work, which the CBO doesn’t currently have to do. This bill would require the CBO to publish its data, models, and all details of computation used in its cost analysis and scoring, so that the American people and the economic community can see the math for themselves.”

The bill is cosponsored by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Steve Daines (R-Mo.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), James Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Rick Scott (R-Fla.).

The full bill text and an online version of this release can be found here.