Senior Director, Federal Budget Policy



Bobby Kogan

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Bobby Kogan is the senior director of Federal Budget Policy at American Progress, working to ensure the federal budget prioritizes policies that help the most vulnerable people. He is an expert in federal budget issues, including aggregate spending, revenues, interest, deficits, and debt. He is also an expert in the congressional budget reconciliation process, as well as in budget concepts and budget scorekeeping.

Prior to joining American Progress, Kogan served in the Biden-Harris White House as adviser to the director of the Office of Management and Budget, where he assisted with the American Rescue Plan and the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as the president’s budget requests, budget concepts, and budget scorekeeping. Before the administration, Kogan joined the Biden-Harris transition team in August 2020 as policy adviser and budget coordinator. Prior to that, he served on the Democratic staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget, under Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), as the chief mathematician and the head of budget analysis, budget concepts, and budget scorekeeping.

His work has been cited in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications, as well as on NPR and various television outlets.


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What Would It Take To Stabilize the Debt-to-GDP Ratio? Report
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What Would It Take To Stabilize the Debt-to-GDP Ratio?

Because most of the Bush-era tax cuts were permanently extended, the United States is projected to have the debt ratio rise indefinitely. Closing this fiscal gap would require decreasing primary deficits by 2.1 percentage points of GDP, on average.

Bobby Kogan, Jessica Vela

The Schumer-Johnson Budget Deal, Explained Article
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The Schumer-Johnson Budget Deal, Explained

Under the tight caps in the budget agreement, Congress should be able to meet the nation’s highest priorities, but the federal government would provide a lower level of services and benefits than it did in fiscal year 2023.

Bobby Kogan, Jean Ross

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