GovExec Daily: Secrecy Around Apportionments and the Budget
The Project on Government Oversight's Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette joins the podcast to discuss the secretive OMB spending process.
Congress is in the midst of negotiations about government funding, as the legislative branch holds the power of the purse. But, the executive branch has some budgeting tools at its disposal, including one that is supposed to produce more efficient management of public funds. The Office of Management and Budget holds this tool, called apportionment, and it is often used to circumvent Congress’ budget authority and is increasingly opaque.
Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette is a Government Affairs Manager at the Project on Government Oversight. He joined the show to discuss the veil of secrecy around the Office of Management and Budget and apportionments.