Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform Launches Official Website
WASHINGTON – Today, the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, led by co-chairs Nita Lowey (D-NY) and Steve Womack (R-AR), launched the panel’s official website.
Following the committee’s first public hearing on April 17, 2018, this website will provide a source for general information and updates as the panel continues its work. Visitors will be able to find press materials, membership information, and hearing details, as announced.
The website can be accessed by visiting the following link:
The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform was established by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which was signed into law on February 9, 2018. A bipartisan and bicameral panel tasked with considering and recommending reforms to the current budgeting and appropriations processes in Congress, the committee is comprised of 16 members, equally divided between the House and Senate. Four members each were appointed by the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader, the House Democratic Leader, and the Senate Democratic Leader. House Budget Committee Chairman Steve Womack (R-AR) and House Appropriations Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) were tapped to lead as co-chairs of this panel. Chairman Womack also serves on the House Appropriations Committee.
The select committee is required to hold public hearings and report recommendations and legislative text by November 30, 2018. For additional background on the select committee, including members appointed to the panel, click here.