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'He’s respected on both sides of the aisle': Maryland professor Phillip L. Swagel named CBO director

'He’s respected on both sides of the aisle': Maryland professor Phillip L. Swagel named CBO director

University of Maryland professor Phillip L. Swagel, an economist with extensive service in the George W. Bush administration, has been appointed the new director of the Congressional Budget Office.

Senate Budget Chairman Michael B. Enzi and House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth announced the appointment, which begins June 3.

Swagel currently serves as professor of international economic policy at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. He is also a nonresident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.

He will replace Keith Hall, the current CBO director whose four-year term officially ended Jan. 3. Hall continued on in a...

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