A reform agenda for the federal budget process

Reforming the federal budget process to achieve more timely budgets that allocate resources more efficiently and in line with national goals has been a focus of congressional hearings and public policy conversation in recent months. After conducting nine hearings with more than 35 witnesses in the 114th Congress, the House Committee on the Budget is poised to take the next step in its effort to reform the budget process.

On Wednesday, November 30, Economic Studies at Brookings and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted an event featuring Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price, M.D. (R-Ga.) on his proposed reforms of the budget rules that could shape next year’s federal budget and its progress through Congress. After the discussion, Rep. Price and panelists took questions from the audience.

Read Chairman Price’s draft proposal and prepared remarks.