Special Committee Fails to Make Any Changes to Federal Budgeting Process

Government Executive: A bipartisan, bicameral committee that spent the past 10 months drafting reforms to the federal budgeting process abandoned its efforts Thursday, failing to advance a slate of changes that included requiring Congress to pass top-line spending levels for federal agencies every two years instead of annually.

The group of Senate and House lawmakers, created as part of the two-year budget deal President Trump signed earlier this year, unveiled its bipartisan proposal earlier this month. The move to biennial budgeting would have allowed more time for lawmakers to craft their proposals and for agencies to adapt to their funding levels, lawmakers said when announcing their suggested reforms.

Read article