White House preemptively pushes back on CBO score for Democrats' big spending bill

White House preemptively pushes back on CBO score for Democrats' big spending bill


The White House shot down claims Tuesday that the administration is preparing centrist Democrats to deal with an unfavorable Congressional Budget Office score for the Build Back Better budget reconciliation agenda.

The New York Times reported Monday night that White House officials have “begun bracing lawmakers for a disappointing estimate from the budget office, which is likely to find that the cost of the overall package will not be fully paid for with new tax revenue over the coming decade.”

Deputy press secretary Andrew Bates called that reporting flawed during a gaggle onboard President Joe Biden’s Tuesday Air Force One flight to New Hampshire.

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“There has been wide agreements on the part of everyone involved — moderates, liberals, etc. — that CBO

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