Budget

White House Blames Transition in Part for Delay in Releasing Budget Preview

Not having a confirmed budget office leader was another factor, said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.

GovExec Daily: How to Budget for the Next Pandemic

Former OMB official Doug Criscitello joins the podcast to discuss how government can prepare for catastrophe.

Budgeting for the Next Pandemic

The current crisis has already cost more than $5 trillion in direct spending; we must develop a better strategy for future pandemics.

This Time, Lawmakers Want Control Over COVID-19 Aid

The states and Washington, D.C., are set to receive $195 billion in federal money.

States' COVID-era Budget Surpluses Could Pay For Infrastructure

“There are no Democratic roads, there are no Republican roads.”

Biden Administration Issues New Guidance Instructing Agencies to Start Tracking Goals Again

White House reversed last-minute Trump policy to end the practice of developing and monitoring agency objectives.

Support for Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package May not Be as Broad as It Seems – It’s All a Matter of Perspective

It's awfully hard to wrap your mind around a sum that large. But converting it to a more bite-size representation can affect a voter's willingness to support government spending.

Senators Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Transparency of Federal Spending 

President Biden’s nominee for OMB director testified she would champion transparency and oversight.

GovExec Daily: OMB's Secret Spending Decisions

The National Taxpayers Union's Andrew Lautz and the Project on Government Oversight's Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette join the show to discuss how to fix the apportionments process.

Biden's Opportunity to Make Performance Reporting Work a Lot Better

The White House should go beyond simply reversing what the previous administration did and use data to improve outcomes through true results-driven governance.

Restore Program Performance Data to the President’s Budget

The Trump Administration’s guidance to remove the data from the president’s budget is counterproductive—federal agencies should be increasing their use of performance information to improve results.

GovExec Daily: The Relief Funding and Local Governments

Route Fifty's Bill Lucia joins the podcast to discuss how state, city and municipalities fare in the new stimulus bill.

Trump Blasts COVID Relief Package, Demands Revisions Risking a Shutdown

President asks Congress to dramatically increase the size of stimulus checks.