Congressional Budget Office Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 9/14/2011 3:10:48 AM EST
    Members of the protest group Code Pink stand behind Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf at the start of a hearing on the national debt by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The panel, often called the "supercommittee, was created out of the bipartisan compromise during the debt ceiling crisis in August. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 9/14/2011 3:10:48 AM EST
    Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction Co-Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, shakes hands with Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf, left, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, prior to Elmendorf testifying before the committee. Fellow committee Co-Chair Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas is at center. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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    Posted: 9/13/2011 5:35:46 PM EST
    Members of the protest group Code Pink stand behind Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf at the start of a hearing on the national debt by the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The panel, often called the "supercommittee, was created out of the bipartisan compromise during the debt ceiling crisis in August. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  •  - Congressional Budget Office Director Elmendorf responds to questions as he testifies before the first Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Congressional Budget Office Director Elmendorf responds to questions as he testifies before the first Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Posted: 9/13/2011 1:47:28 PM EST
    Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf responds to questions as he testifies before the first Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 13, 2011. The panel has the job of finding at least $1.2 trillion in government budget savings over the next decade, following up on $917 billion in deficit reduction agreed in August. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Congressional Budget Office Director Elmendorf gestures as he testifies before the first Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Congressional Budget Office Director Elmendorf gestures as he testifies before the first Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Posted: 9/13/2011 1:43:35 PM EST
    Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf gestures as he testifies before the first Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 13, 2011. The panel has the job of finding at least $1.2 trillion in government budget savings over the next decade, following up on $917 billion in deficit reduction agreed in August. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Congressional Budget Office Director Elmendorf listens to questions as he testifies before the first Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Congressional Budget Office Director Elmendorf listens to questions as he testifies before the first Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Posted: 9/13/2011 1:41:30 PM EST
    Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf listens to questions as he testifies before the first Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 13, 2011. The panel has the job of finding at least $1.2 trillion in government budget savings over the next decade, following up on $917 billion in deficit reduction agreed in August. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Charts show federal revenue and spending as Elmendorf testifies before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Charts show federal revenue and spending as Elmendorf testifies before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Posted: 9/13/2011 1:29:34 PM EST
    Charts show federal revenue and spending as Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 13, 2011. The panel has the job of finding at least $1.2 trillion in government budget savings over the next decade, following up on $917 billion in deficit reduction agreed in August. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Portman and Kerry greet Elmendorf before he testifes at their Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Portman and Kerry greet Elmendorf before he testifes at their Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Posted: 9/13/2011 11:45:28 AM EST
    U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) (L) and Senator John Kerry (D-MA) (2nd L) greet Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf (R) before he testifies at their Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 13, 2011. The panel has the job of finding at least $1.2 trillion in government budget savings over the next decade, following up on $917 billion in deficit reduction agreed in August. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - An officer checks on Elmendorf as Code Pink protesters stand behind him before he testifies at a Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    An officer checks on Elmendorf as Code Pink protesters stand behind him before he testifies at a Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington

    Posted: 9/13/2011 11:43:09 AM EST
    A U.S. Capitol Police officer checks on Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf (L) as Code Pink protesters Jim Smith (2nd L) and Alli McCracken (R) stand behind him before he testifies at a Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 13, 2011. The panel has the job of finding at least $1.2 trillion in government budget savings over the next decade, following up on $917 billion in deficit reduction agreed in August. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 7/27/2011 10:50:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2011 file photo, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies on on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Budget Committee hearing on the Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2011-2021. ?We as a society will either have to pay more for our government, accept less in government services and benefits, or both,? says Elmendorf.?For many people, none of those choices is appealing _ but cannot be avoided for very long." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)