Understanding the Budget

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Understanding the Budget

Jan 9-, 2012 - 12 PM, Washington, DC

Need help understanding the federal budget and how to cover it?

Here are the resources from our workshop featuring budget experts and experienced reporters who walked us through the politics and the process of cobbling together our nation’s spending plan for fiscal 2013.

Speakers included:

Tom Kahn, Minority House Budget Committee staff director

Austin Smythe, Majority House Budget Committee staff director

Joseph Minarik, Sr. VP and Director of Research, Committee for Economic Development

Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Stan Collender, Managing Director, Qorvis Communication

Sudeep Reddy, Economics Staff Writer, The Wall Street Journal

Resources

  • The Federal Budget (Minarik) [download]
    Joseph J. Minarik [read bio]
    Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Committee for Economic Development
  • What To Expect From The Parties and the President (MacGuineas, Collender, Horney) [download]
    Maya MacGuineas [read bio]
    President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
    Stan Collender [read bio]
    Managing Director, Qorvis Communications, LLC
    James R. Horney
    Vice President for Fiscal Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Nuts and Bolts of the Budget Process (Smythe and Kahn) [download]
    Austin Smythe [read bio]
    Staff Director, Republican staff of House Budget Committee
    Thomas S. Kahn [read bio]
    Minority Chief of Staff, House of Representative’s Budget Committee
  • How to Report on the Budget Process [download]
    Sudeep Reddy [read bio]
    Economics Reporter, Wall Street Journal
    Kerry Young [read bio]
    Co-editor, CQ Budget Tracker, Congressional Quarterly

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