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CBO

CBO

1. Collateralized Bond Obligation. An asset-backed security backed by the receivables on junk bonds. Issuers of CBOs package and sell their receivables on bonds they hold to investors in order to reduce the risk coming from defaults. Returns on CBOs are lower risk than the individual bonds backing them. This is because it is unlikely that all or even most of the junk bonds will default. This makes the collateralized bond obligations investment grade and therefore banks are allowed to invest in them. See also: Collateralized Loan Obligation, Collateralized Mortgage Obligation.

2. Congressional Budget Office. An agency of the United States Congress that provides the Congress with economic data. Among other duties, it calculates the national debt and the impact that individual bills and the budget generally have on the federal deficit. It was created in 1974; its director is appointed jointly by the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate.
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"Preparing a new estimate of the budgetary impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would take considerable time--probably several weeks--for CBO and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), because there are hundreds of provisions in the ACA and those provisions are already in various stages of implementation."
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