“What’s wrong with C.B.O. and O.M.B. doing both a static report and a dynamic report?” Mr. Hatch asked. “It’s stupid to do the one and not do the other.”
Given that perspective among prominent Republicans and continuing conflict over the Affordable Care Act, congressional aides say the betting is against Mr. Elmendorf, whose positive assessments of the cost and impact of the health care law have angered conservative activists for years. His replacement, they say, would signal that Republicans are serious about change.