Kathy Ruffing is a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, specializing in federal budget issues.
Ruffing spent 25 years at the Congressional Budget Office, where she analyzed a wide range of topics including interest costs and federal debt, federal pay, immigration, and Social Security. Upon her departure, the Congressional Record praised her as a dedicated public servant who worked tirelessly to advance the legislative process and whose analyses displayed the best characteristics of CBO reports: impartiality, clarity, and comprehensiveness.
Before joining CBO, Ruffing spent several years at the Department of Labor and the Social Security Administration. More recently, she helped launch a budget study at the National Academy of Sciences.
Ruffing earned a B.A. in economics and political science at the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.A. in economics at George Washington University.