Intro to the Federal Budget Process
Cristina Martin Firvida, Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
Jennifer Beeson, Government Affairs Co-Director, Families USA
John Irons, Director of Tax and Budget Policy, Center for American Progress
What’s the difference between a budget resolution and reconciliation? Do you know PAYGO from the Byrd rule? Ever wonder what an omnibus bill is, exactly? If you’re confused about the federal budget process, you’re not alone. Knowing the ins and outs of the budget process is crucial to successful policy and advocacy work, whether you care about children’s issues and working families or economic security. Join our three budget experts as they demystify terms, lay out the rules that govern the roles of Congress and the president, and explain how this knowledge helps you identify strategies for pushing a policy agenda.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Program: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM
Admission is free with registration. This event is closed to the press.
Note: All video provided in QuickTime (MPEG-4) format.
- Budget Overview Presentation (Flash Slideshow)
- Introduction to the Federal Budget Process, by Martha Coven and Richard Kogan, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Glossary of Budget Terms, Senate Budget Committee (PDF)
- The Appropriations and Budget Process, Senate Budget Committee (PDF)
About the series: The American Progress Progressive Policy Skills series is aimed at equipping our future leaders with concrete tools and skills for advancing a progressive policy agenda, and will include “how to”s on diverse topics to foster future generations of progressive leaders. All young progressives and interested policy or advocacy staff are invited to attend.