Womack: Aside From Ryan, Leaders Didn’t Support Two-Year Budget Effort

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, said the effort to create a two-year congressional budgeting process failed because it didn’t have the support of congressional leadership, because the threshold for passage was too high, and because members of Congress are too concerned about winning and not content simply to move the ball down the field.

Womack made the comments in an interview four days after the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, which he co-chaired, failed to advance a package of reforms.

Among them was replacing the current annual budgets with a biennial process, which the state of Arkansas uses in its budgeting.     MORE

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