Alexander pushes for two-year budget

alexandersummitU.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that he’s co-sponsoring legislation that would change the federal budget process to a two-year cycle, “which would give Congress more time to review budget priorities and an additional year to conduct oversight to end unnecessary programs.”

In a statement, Alexander said:

“A two-year budget process would enable Congress to pass a two-year budget the first year, and spend the second year fixing broken programs and eliminating unnecessary spending. At a time when we are in the midst of a budget crisis, we need to pass a budget and spend more time reviewing spending and eliminating wasteful programs.”

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