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WATCH: Maya MacGuineas Testifies Before Budget Process Committee

May 24, 2018 | Budget Process

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas testified before the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform on Thursday, May 24 at 10:45 a.m. (previously scheduled for 10 a.m.). Read her testimony here.

The hearing, entitled "The Budget Resolution—Content, Timeliness, and Enforcement," discussed how to make the budget resolution a more influential document for guiding the budget and appropriations process. The joint select committee is co-chaired by Representatives Steve Womack (R-AR) and Nita Lowey (D-NY).

Watch the hearing here.

Maya's written testimony is available here.

The witnesses were:

  • Maya MacGuineas – President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget 
  • James C. Capretta – Resident Fellow and Milton Friedman Chair, American Enterprise Institute
  • Bill Dauster – Former Democratic Staff Director and Chief Counsel, Senate Budget Committee
  • Joseph White – Professor, Department of Political Science and Center for Policy Studies, Case Western Reserve University

CRFB has done substantial work on budget process reform, including our recent paper on budget gimmicks Playing By the (Budget) Rules: Understanding and Preventing Budget Gimmicks and through the Better Budget Process Initiative.

A list of budget process reform options that CRFB has suggested through the Better Budget Process Initiative and the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform is available here.