Hearing on Biennial Budgeting Scheduled for Apil 23

Washington, DC–Senate Governmental Affairs Chairman Fred Thompson (R-TN) announced today that the Committee will hold a hearing on the Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act (S. 261). The bill will change the current annual budget and appropriations process to a two-year cycle. The measure also increases oversight in the second year, and puts agency reporting requirements under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) more firmly within the budget process.

Panel 1
Franklin D. Raines
Office of Management and Budget

Panel 2
Charles J. Whalen
Senior Economist
Institute for Industry Studies
Cornell University

Susan J. Irving
Associate Director, Budget Issues
Accounting and Information Management Division
United States General Accounting Office

Louis Fisher
Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers
Congressional Research Service

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 23, in Room 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building, at 10:00 am.