NEW YORK — Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, commented today after the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform dissolved without passing any recommendations:
“It’s unfortunate that even the Committee’s draft package of modest recommendations failed to advance. Significant work remains to address America’s fiscal challenges and the Committee’s proposals could have been a small step in the right direction to improve our budget process.
“Members of this Committee spent nearly a year discussing a range of fiscally responsible ideas. Many of these are worthy of additional consideration, and lawmakers in the new Congress should explore bipartisan reforms to improve our broken budget process.”