Ribble Biennial Budgeting Legislation Takes Another Step Forward

Jun 25, 2014 Issues: Budget, Congressional Reform

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Reid Ribble testified today before the House Rules Committee - the committee that decides how the House operates - in support of the Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act (H.R. 1869), a bipartisan bill that he introduced last year. 

In his prepared remarks, Congressman Ribble stated, "Our country deserves a budget process that adapts to our current challenges. American families and businesses want greater economic certainty and spending clarity so they can plan and adapt accordingly. The American people also want to know that Congress is spending taxpayer dollars wisely and efficiently."

Below are two charts Ribble referenced in his testimony showing how the current budget process doesn't work:

To view Congressman Ribble's full testimony and charts presented to the Rules Committee, please click here.

The Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act was approved by the House Budget Committee earlier this year by a vote of 22-10. This bill has more than 140 bipartisan cosponsors and is supported by numerous national budget organizations, including the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Concord Coalition. Both groups also testified at today's hearing in support of biennial budgeting.

Since coming to Congress, Ribble has worked tirelessly to improve the way Congress works. To learn more about Congressman Ribble's biennial budgeting legislation, please visit his webpage.