Budget veteran Eric Ueland writes in Roll Call that it is time to bring back the Budget committees to the congressional budget process.
- The current budget process that has Congress and the president negotiate discretionary spending limits has led to fewer trade-offs and little debate among members of Congress.
- By returning to the normal budget process, one in which the Budget and Appropriations committees have more say, we would see better democratic representation and increased fiscal discipline.
- Fiscal discipline benefits the environment. By making our spending more efficient, we can dedicate limited resources to priorities that lower emissions and drive energy innovation.
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