Comprehensive Budget Reform: The Need Has Never Been Greater!
Recorded on June 6, 2006
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
When Congress returns from their Memorial Day recess, one of the
first items on their agenda will be to confront the issue of budget
process reform. There has been a growing consensus that budget
process reform is essential to controlling the size and scope of
government. Consequently, one of the first bills scheduled to be
considered is Representative Paul Ryan's Legislative Line Item Veto
Act of 2006, which would allow the President and Congress to
eliminate wasteful spending items in legislation. Many members of
Congress understand that a commitment to restraint is not enough.
Lawmakers also need a budget process that helps them set priorities
and make necessary trade-offs. Please join us to hear
Representative Paul Ryan discuss his proposal and the need for
broad budget reforms that will provide Congress and the President
with the tools to effectively manage the federal budget.
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Line-Item Veto Could Help Control Spending
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