2020 Better Budget Process Summit: Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform

Feb 10, 2020 | Budgets & Projections


2020 Better Budget Process Summit: Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Registration and lunch begin at 12:45 pm
Event runs 1:15 pm – 3:30 pm

The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

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Opening Remarks:
  • Maya MacGuineasCommittee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Panel #1: Fixing the Budget Process: Lessons for Lawmakers
  • Jennifer Shutt, CQ Roll Call (Moderator) 
  • Laura Blessing, The Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University 
  • Steve RedburnGeorge Washington University 
  • Ron MyersUniversity of Maryland: Baltimore County 
  • Phil JoyceUniversity of Maryland
Panel #2: Policy and Politics of the Budget Process
  • Paul KrawzakCQ Roll Call (Moderator) 
  • Bill Dauster, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bill Hoagland, Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Tom Kahnformer House Budget Committee Staff Director 
Remarks: Preventing Government Shutdowns 
  • Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
Keynote: The Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act
  • Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman, Senate Budget Committee 
  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Senate Budget Committee 

The 2020 Better Budget Process Summit will convene lawmakers, Congressional staff, policy experts, journalists, and members of the public interested in reforming our broken budget process. The summit will be headlined by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The Senators will discuss their Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act, the first bipartisan budget process reform bill to pass the Senate Budget Committee in 30 years.

In addition, the summit will include commentary from seasoned budget practitioners, budget reform experts, and members of Congress who will highlight and discuss reform proposals.

For more information, please contact events@crfb.org.