Edward “Sandy” Davis is a senior advisor with BPC’s Economic Policy Project. His principal focus is federal budget process and policy, with an emphasis on “evidence-based budgeting” as a means to more effectively target public funds and the budget decision-making process.
Davis joined BPC after over three decades of experience working for Congress on federal budget issues. He served as the associate director for legislative affairs at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from 2003 until July 2015 when he retired from the federal government. Davis was CBO’s principal liaison to Congress, with a focus on maintaining strong working relationships with the major budgetary committees of the Congress and the congressional leadership. Prior to his appointment as associate director, he was CBO’s senior budget process specialist, preparing CBO reports and testimonies on the federal budget process, including proposals to reform the process.
Before coming to CBO in 1996, Davis was a budget process specialist with the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. In that capacity, he prepared numerous reports and issue briefs on congressional budget procedures, budget enforcement, and budget process reform proposals.
Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Randolph-Macon College and completed two years of graduate study in public administration at the University of Virginia.