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U.S. faces fundamental budgetary challenges: CBO head

09-14-2011 13:53 BJT

The U.S. federal government is facing significant and fundamental budgetary challenges, Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), said on Tuesday.

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies as two protestors hold
placards during a hearing before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee on the History and
Drivers of Our Nation's Debt and Its Threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, capital of
the United States, Sept. 13, 2011.(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies during a hearing before
the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee on the History and Drivers of Our Nation's Debt and
Its Threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 13,
2011.(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies during a hearing before
the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee on the History and Drivers of Our Nation's Debt and
Its Threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 13,
2011.(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

Committee members listen as Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf
testifies during a hearing before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee on the History and
Drivers of Our Nation's Debt and Its Threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, capital of
the United States, Sept. 13, 2011.(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf (below) testifies during a hearing
before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee on the History and Drivers of Our Nation's
Debt and Its Threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept.
13, 2011.(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies during a hearing before
the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee on the History and Drivers of Our Nation's Debt and
Its Threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 13,
2011.(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf (L) chats with Committee co-chairs
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) during a hearing before the Joint
Deficit Reduction Committee on the History and Drivers of Our Nation's Debt and Its
Threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 13, 2011.
(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf (below) testifies during a hearing
before the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee on the History and Drivers of Our Nation's
Debt and Its Threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept.
13, 2011.(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

Committee co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling (left, R-TX) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) chat as
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies during a hearing before
the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee on the History and Drivers of Our Nation's Debt and
Its Threats, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, capital of the United States, Sept. 13,
2011.(Xinhua/Zhang Jun)

 

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Xinhua

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