May 15 2019
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the passing of former CBO director Alice Rivlin:
“As the first director of the Congressional Budget Office in 1975, Alice Rivlin used her keen intellect and sense of fairness to create an agency that would do more than just crunch the numbers. I remember her well. Today, those of us in Congress find the CBO to be invaluable as a key source on a wide range of policy. Having an office that can offer nonpartisan analysis is worth its price in gold in today’s partisan Washington.
“I haven’t ever read a bad word about Alice, who also served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve and director of OMB. She’s always described as modest, open and caring, a real people person. She was a responsible and dedicated public servant, and she’ll be missed.”