Brookings

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

  • Amount
    $450,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    6/5/2019
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
This Brookings Institution project seeks to rebuild trust in the federal budget process among both parties and the American people. Building on almost five years of previous work on budget process reform, the overall purpose of the project will be to foster improvements and reforms in the way Congress conducts its "power of the purse" functions and to help strengthen the possibilities for achieving reforms in the current climate.
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 Lawfare's congressional coverage  
Lawfare is a blog dedicated to a nonideological debate about hard national security choices. Lawfare has cultivated a wide and technically savvy audience and effectively expanded their collective interest in areas beyond traditional security issues. Through this grant, Brookings will hire a fellow-level scholar to elevate Lawfare’s level of discourse on Congress. With expanded capacity and in coordination with existing in-house expertise on congressional process and procedure, Lawfare will consider the responsibilities, failures, and priorities of Congress through this nonpartisan forum. Such coverage will incorporate a deep understanding of congressional policymaking and a normative view of what the institution is and should be.

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