Budget Committee to Hold April 13 Hearing on Fixing Broken Budget Process

WASHINGTON D.C. – Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, will hold the second in a series of hearings Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:30am focused on fixing the broken budget process. Wednesday’s hearing will highlight the benefits of outcome-based budgeting and how it could improve congressional budget decisions. The current input-based process encourages Congress to ask how much more it can spend on a program. Changing this process to an outcome-based approach would focus on how much is being spent across all programs to achieve a selected goal, and which programs are achieving that goal most effectively. 

Testifying will be Dr. Paul Posner, Director of the Center Public Service at George Mason University, Maurice McTigue, Vice President of Outreach for the Mercatus Center, and Dr. Roy T. Meyers, Professor of Political Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The hearing can be streamed here. 


Hearing on Fixing the Broken Budget Process: Outcome Budgeting to Maximize Taxpayer Value


Dr. Paul Posner
Director, Center for Public Service
George Mason University

Honorable Maurice McTigue
Vice President for Outreach – Mercatus Center

Dr. Roy T. Meyers
Professor of Political Science
University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Dirksen Senate Office Building – Room 608


10:30am – Wednesday, April 13, 2016


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