The Congressional Appropriations Process

In examining the challenges posed by the broken appropriations process and the nation’s budgetary crisis, culminating in the 2013 government shutdown, CSPC convened panels of academic experts, chaired by CSPC Senior Fellow Norman Ornstein, to evaluate the challenges posed by both the appropriations process and Congressional partisanship to explore potential reforms of the budget process and appropriations procedures, and to provide a forum for bipartisan discussions on this highly charged issue.