The Peterson-Pew Budget Commission met from 2009 to 2011 to make recommendations about how to improve the nation’s fiscal future. This site is historical and not regularly updated.

Papers and Publications

Mar 31, 2009
How could the current budgetary decision-making process be improved? This paper looks at the current process and how the concurrent budget resolution, authorization process, and appropriations process interact to establish a budgetary framework, allocate resources among competing priorities, and generate sufficient revenue. It also examines five reform proposals.
Feb 18, 2009
This paper looks at the 1967 President’s Commission on Budget Concepts and which concepts need to be re-visited by the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform.
Jan 14, 2009
In light of daunting economic challanges facing the nation, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget have teamed up to build bipartisan support for a core set of budget reforms. The Commission will convene the nation's leading budget experts to make recommendations on how to best strengthen the federal budget process. 
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