The next president’s administration will rely heavily on the Office of Management and Budget’s expertise in crafting a governmentwide management agenda, but only after it gets a handle on the protracted budget process.
We’ve all heard the complaints and lived with the consequences. The congressional budget process is broken and needs drastic overhaul. The Bipartisan Policy Center has some suggestions for doing just that. Dr. Alice Rivlin is a senior fellow in economic studies at the Brooking Institution, and a former director of both the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of Management and Budget. She co-authored the report with former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), and joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss it.
A ten percent DoD budget cut can be done, says Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon.
The Fiscal Commission issued its final set of recommendations detailing several that would affect federal employees. The panel suggested reducing the federal workforce by 200,000 employees over the next five years, changing the FEHB to a defined contribution premium program and several other short term changes.
Politico reports on the various proposals coming from both sides of the aisles. None seem to stand out as favorable among lawmakers. The only thing Democrats and Republicans do agree on is that the budget decisions will be tough.
A growing number of adult children are returning home, assuming dependent status and needing health insurance. So how’s the federal health insurance program handling this? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey explains.