Budget Process


, National Journal
How fiscal hawks came to back a $2 trillion aid package
Jonathan Bydlak

From National Journal:

“We’re literally talking about something that is an existential threat to the entire world economy,” said Jonathan Bydlak, director of the Fiscal and Budget Policy…

R Street Applauds Certain Provisions of the CARES Act
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2020) – Today, President Trump signed the CARES Act into law, the third relief bill passed by Congress in the last few weeks.

There is no event in our collective memories…

As jobless numbers spike, a question rises: When can economy reopen?
Jonathan Bydlak

From The Christian Science Monitor:

Even comparisons to sudden recent economic disasters like 9/11 and the 2008 financial crisis are off base, says Jonathan Bydlak, director of the Fiscal and…

Fiscal Policy in a Time of Crisis
Jonathan Bydlak


Reeling from the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak, the United States—and indeed, the world—looks fundamentally different than before. Government officials are obviously eager to…

Jonathan Bydlak on Cash Assistance during Covid-19
Jonathan Bydlak


WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEXSTAR)– A major sticking point in the COVID-19 coronavirus relief bill continues to be how to get money into the pockets of out-of-work…

, The Hill
Coronavirus shows why good budgeting matters
Jonathan Bydlak

Amid the worsening coronavirus outbreak, it’s no secret that the recent flurry of emergency measures are going to drastically worsen the federal budget outlook when there already isn’t much…

, WFXR Fox
Sending a check to unemployed Americans has bipartisan support
Jonathan Bydlak

From WFXR Fox:

“I sort of see it as something that is immediately necessary given the circumstances,” said Jonathan Bydlak, a fiscal policy expert with the non-partisan R Street…

, National Journal
Carousel: Rep. DelBene gets a new communications director
Jonathan Bydlak

From National Journal:

The R Street Institute has hired Jonathan Bydlak as director of its Budget and Spending Policy Project. Bydlak was founder and president of the Institute for Spending Reform…

, Washington Examiner
The F-35 and Afghanistan War both show waste plaguing Pentagon
Jonathan Bydlak

In the world of government waste, there’s shrimp on a treadmill, and then there’s the F-35.

Both have become synonymous with the proverbial phrase “waste, fraud, and abuse,” though…

Jonathan Bydlak Joins the R Street Institute as Director of the Fiscal and Budget Policy Project
Kevin Kosar

WASHINGTON (March 2, 2020) – Today, the R Street Institute welcomed Jonathan Bydlak as director of the Fiscal and Budget Policy Project.

Jonathan will lead the Governance department’s research…