About the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform

To modernize an outdated Congressional budget process
in light of the daunting economic challenges facing
the nation, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, The Pew
Charitable Trusts and the Committee for a Responsible
Federal Budget have launched a landmark partnership to
build bipartisan consensus for a core set of reforms. The
Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform has convened
the nation’s preeminent experts to make recommendations
for how best to improve the nation’s fiscal future
and how best to strengthen the federal budget process.
The Commission began its work in January 2009 and will
continue to meet until December 2010.
Founded by the senior chairman of The Blackstone Group
with a personal commitment of at least $1 billion, the
Foundation is dedicated to increasing public awareness of
the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges threatening
America’s future, and to accelerating action on them.
To address these challenges successfully, the Foundation
works to bring Americans together to find sensible, longterm
solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological
divides in order to achieve real results.
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of
knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems.
Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve
public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.
We partner with a diverse range of donors, public and
private organizations and concerned citizens who share
our commitment to fact-based solutions and goal-driven
investments to improve society. Pew’s Economic Policy
Group promotes policies and practices that strengthen
the U.S. economy.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a
bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating
the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy
impact. The Board is made up of many of the past leaders of
the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office,
the Office of Management and Budget, the Government
Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.