CBO sees Trump shutdown as an economic blip totaling $3B

THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE estimated that the five-week partial federal shutdown will have cost the United States economy $3 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO
THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE estimated that the five-week partial federal shutdown will have cost the United States economy $3 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO
NEW YORK - The five-week partial shutdown of the United States government will ultimately cost the world’s biggest economy just $3 billion, though the closure had indirect effects that are tough to measure, the Congressional Budget Office said. The impasse delayed about $18 billion in federal discretionary spending, the non-partisan arm of Congress said Monday…

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