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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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