The federal budget process established nearly a half-century ago is technically still in place. But in practice, it has become an artifact: barely functional, frequently ignored, and rarely used as intended. Reviving responsible budgeting — a necessary step toward restoring Congress to its central place in the constitutional system — would require some fundamental reforms, and especially a new way to think about appropriations.
In the Spring 2019 issue of National Affairs, Andrew Taylor of North Carolina State University proposes a new approach to congressional budgeting, aimed at reviving a moribund institution.
Join us on June 4 at noon in room 2103 of the Rayburn House Office Building for a discussion of Taylor’s proposal and the future of budgeting in Congress.
Event video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJV-p6kqTus