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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Testimony on the Impact of the COVID-19 Response on the Economy Testimony

Testimony on the Impact of the COVID-19 Response on the Economy

Bobby Kogan, senior director of Federal Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the U.S. House Oversight and Accountability Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Energy Policy, and Regulatory Affairs; this testimony is in support of the macroeconomic fiscal policy taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing recession.

Bobby Kogan

Budget Caps Are Budget Cuts Article
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Budget Caps Are Budget Cuts

The House Republican proposal to cap discretionary funding would lead to deep programmatic cuts, slashing funding by nearly 60 percent within a decade.

Bobby Kogan

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