Fundamentals of Budget Process

Feb 19, 2015Feb 20, 2015
Rayburn House Office Building B-340

As budget season gets underway, what do you need to know to navigate the process?

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to join David Primo, Associate Professor at the University of Rochester and senior scholar for the Mercatus Center, and Patrick Louis Knudsen, a former long-time policy director for the House Budget Committee, for a discussion of the congressional budget process.

This program will include:

  • An overview of the 1974 Budget Act, and subsequent laws and rules guiding the budget process;
  • A discussion of how and why the budget process has largely been abandoned in past years, and the potential implications of failing to follow a regular budget process; and
  • An outlook for the Fiscal Year 2016 budget season, including a review of key budgetary dates and events.

This event is free and open to all full-time congressional and federal agency staff. This event is not open to the general public. Food will be provided. Due to space constraints, please no interns. Questions? Please contact Samantha Hopta, Event Associate, at or (703) 993-4967.