Co-Chair Lowey's Opening Remarks at Third Public Hearing of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform
As prepared for delivery during today's hearing:
I’d like to welcome everyone to this hearing on the subject of budget resolutions—their content, timeliness and enforcement.
Once again we have a very good group of witnesses. From our side, we have Bill Dauster, who has formerly served as staff director and chief counsel of the Senate Budget Committee and in several other senior staff positions in the Senate and the White House.
And we have Professor Joe White from Case Western Reserve University, who throughout his long career has written, thought, and taught about federal budget policy and politics, as well as about health care policy.
Further, the Committee will hear from two other distinguished budget experts: Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and James Capretta of the American Enterprise Institute.
Thank you all for coming. I look forward to an interesting hearing.