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Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Ribble asks White House about biennial budgeting

U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble and other proponents of switching to a biennial federal budget today asked for feedback from the Obama administration on their legislation.

In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, Ribble -- along with U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Ore., and U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson. R-Ga., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Angus King, I-Maine -- argued the proposal would "allow Congress to work on a more manageable budget and appropriations schedule while also providing agencies more time to plan and implement the programs that Congress authorizes."

"Congress and the Administration would then be able to accurately gauge the effectiveness of federal programs to promote more efficient uses of taxpayer funds," the lawmakers add.

Ribble, R-Sherwood, said in a statement that with support for the change growing in Congress, "we believed it was time to ask President Obama and his Administration what they think."


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