2023 Budget Bash Reception: Celebrating Our Commitment to Fiscal Responsibility

On Wednesday, September 13, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted our annual reception at the Observatory at America's Square. The evening featured an outdoor reception overlooking the Capitol, where we welcomed over 300 people to celebrate the Committee's work. Among the attendees were 28 Members of Congress, members of the media, Congressional and government agency staff, policy experts, business leaders, and other DC stakeholders. 

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President Maya MacGuineas provided brief opening remarks thanking all of those in attendance. She then turned the event over to the organization's co-chairs Mitch Daniels, Leon Panetta, and Tim Penny, each of whom applauded the work the organization has been doing to both educate the public and impact the current debates surrounding the federal budget. 

Below are some highlights from our 2023 Budget Bash. 

From left to right: Committee President Maya MacGuineas, Committee Co-Chair Tim Penny, Committee Co-Chair Leon Panetta, and Committee Co-Chair Mitch Daniels 

From left to right: Eva Wiener, Sophie Hart, Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), Committee President Maya MacGuineas, and Maddy Hettler

From left to right: Chairman, President, and CEO of KeyCorp Christopher Gorman, Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT), CIO of New York Life Insurance Tony Malloy, and Representative Chuck Edwards (R-NC) 

From left to right: Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Representative Scott Peters (D-CA), and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) 

From left to right: Chairman of the Case Foundation and Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC Steve Case, Representative Jonathan Jackson (D-IL), and Committee Co-Chair Leon Panetta

From left to right: Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Executive Chairman of Guggenheim Partners Alan Schwartz, Committee President Maya MacGuineas, and former Senator and Committee Board Member Heidi Heitkamp

If you missed this year's event, rest assured that next year's event is already in the works.