[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 125 (Wednesday, July 27, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E791]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                     COMMENDING JEFFREY F. WERLING


                          HON. JOHN A. YARMUTH

                              of kentucky

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, July 27, 2022

  Mr. YARMUTH. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize and honor the 
outstanding service of Jeffrey Werling, who is retiring this week after 
almost 40 years as a dedicated public servant, educator, and economist, 
the past six of them at the Congressional Budget Office.
  Jeff has served as the Director of CBO's Macroeconomic Analysis 
Division since 2016. In that capacity, he has overseen the production 
of the economic forecasts that underlie CBO's budget projections, led 
the agency's macroeconomic analyses of major legislation, and provided 
guidance to the Director and staff on economic issues under some of the 
most challenging circumstances that the agency has experienced. Jeff 
has been a leader in enhancing transparency in CBO's economic analyses 
and promoting public understanding of the key economic issues facing 
the nation. Drawing on his diverse experience, deep understanding of 
economic relationships, and strong intuition, he helped make CBO's 
analyses clearer and more helpful to the Members of Congress and more 
accessible to the broader public.
  Jeff started his career in 1981 in the United States Peace Corps as a 
secondary education teacher in West Africa. After receiving his Ph.D. 
in economics from University of Maryland, he made many contributions to 
economics research and education as an analyst, teacher, and leader in 
private and public organizations in the United States and abroad. He 
came to CBO from Inforum, an economic research organization, where he 
was the executive director, providing guidance on government policy 
analysis and a variety of economic issues.
  In his leadership role at CBO, Jeff has been a constant source of 
support, encouragement, and constructive feedback to his colleagues. He 
has always been generous, especially to junior staff, with his time, 
ideas, and mentorship. His colleagues in CBO will miss his guidance, 
wisdom, keen sense of humor, and softball prowess.
  I know my colleagues join me in extending our thanks and appreciation 
to Jeff for his service to our country. We wish him well in his future 
undertakings and hope that the Nation will continue to benefit from his 
expertise and commitment.