Budget Process

Publications

R Sheet on The Debt Ceiling
Kevin Kosar & Philip Wallach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, RealClearPolicy
We might actually get budget reform this year
Kevin Kosar

This past week, Congress held another hearing on budget reform. Two former budget committee chairmen, Leon Panetta and David Obey, both testified. They lamented the current state of congressional…

Budget reform: Diagnosing the problem
Media Coverage

Legbranch cited in The Government Affairs Institute:
The number of appropriations bills passed per year declined in the 1990s, but the most precipitous drop has come in the wake of 2010, with…

Congressional Budget Process Discussion
Casey Burgat

In this Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group session, the group takes stock of the broken congressional budget process and the likelihood of its reform with budget expert guests, Maya MacGuineas…

Examining the Case for Biennial Budgeting
Casey Burgat

Biennial budgeting has been suggested for decades as a potential reform that would help alleviate many of the ills within the broken congressional budgeting process. This policy paper takes stock of…

R Street policy study: Examining the case for biennial budgeting
David Bahr

 

Washington (Feb. 6, 2018) – Biennial budgeting has been suggested for decades as a potential reform that would help alleviate many of the ills within the broken congressional budgeting…

, CalWatchDog.com
Gov. Brown’s budget sets spending records, but warns of recession
Steven Greenhut

Gov. Jerry Brown’s annual budgets have become familiar affairs. During his last two terms in office, Brown routinely offered a budget plan that broke spending records, but also was designed to…

, Brookings FixGov
Congress’ vanishing budget: It’s not all polarization’s fault
Casey Burgat

The following op-ed was co-authored by Joshua Huder, senior fellow at Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute.

One rare point of consensus across the ideological spectrum is that…

What the budget process can tell us about the state of the Senate
James Wallner

Congress is running out of time to fund the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

In July, the House of Representatives passed four appropriations bills bundled…

, Regulatory Review
Mulvaney is right to call for more money for OMB
C. Jarrett Dieterle

President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal includes significant cuts across numerous government agencies and programs, but it calls for an increase in funding for the White…