When: February 11, 2021 2:00pm-3:00pm ET
Where: Virtual


  • Brian Riedl, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute
  • Jonathan Bydlak, R Street Institute
  • Andrew Lautz, National Taxpayers Union
  • Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

On the second webinar of the Pentagon Purse Strings series, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Brian Riedl—a federal budget expert—will join National Taxpayers Union’s (NTU) Andrew Lautz and R Street’s Jonathan Bydlak to discuss the upcoming budget battle over reconciliation. Riedl, Lautz and Bydlak will also talk about what the end of the Budget Control Act (BCA), means for federal spending broadly and for the defense budget specifically. After this discussion, they will be joined by AEI Resident Fellow Mackenzie Eaglen, an expert on defense spending and military readiness, for a chat about what the Biden administration and Congress may prioritize in the defense budget for the years to come.