Brookings

For Support Of The Economic Studies Program’s Work To Improve The Federal Budget Process

  • Amount
    $450,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
Recent years have seen the federal budget process oscillate between exhaustion and crisis. The "grand bargain" that only recently seemed within reach has proven to be elusive. A growing number of observers believe that the challenge lies in large part with the convoluted process for budgeting within Congress. This project grant to the Brookings Institution will enable its Economic Studies staff, which will in turn be working with colleagues at other institutions, to orchestrate a collective assessment of the current budget process from new and illuminating vantage points and set the stage for a longer-run effort to improve it.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.brookings.edu 
Address
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-2103
Grants to this Grantee
for support of research on Congress  
This grant enables the Brookings Governance Studies program to continue its research and analysis related to Congress and its constitutional duties, institutional performance, capacity, and problem solving. Through scholarship, convenings, and dissemination of research and recommendations, Brookings will inform those working to support a more effective Congress. Under the leadership of Senior Fellow Molly Reynolds, Brookings will explore congressional rules and procedures; budget and appropriations process reform; congressional oversight; and congressional capacity, productivity, demographics, and related issues. It will continue producing "Vital Statistics on Congress, a 40-year-old source of essential data.

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