Joint Budget and Spending Reform Panel Appointed

This week, Congressional leaders named 16 members of the House and Senate who will serve on the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, created under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, H.R. 1892. The panel is tasked with providing “recommendations and legislative language that will significantly reform the budget and appropriations process” before November 30. Budget Chairman Steve Womack (R-AR) will lead the panel and set meeting agendas, along with co-chair, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Member on the Appropriations Committee. The report and language must be approved by a majority of the panel’s Republicans and Democrats before being offered to both chambers. The committee must convene at least five public meetings and three public hearings. We will keep you updated.