12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Past Event

Another Congressional Budget Crisis: A Live Web Chat with William Frenzel

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Just days before the end of its fiscal year, the Senate has cobbled together an agreement to keep the government funded and in operation for a week, avoiding a possible government shutdown and pushing further action on the budget into November. Many analysts saw the most recent crisis as unnecessary, and polls show sharply falling approval rates for Congress. Meanwhile, the country remains in an economic slump and many economists say congressional budget squabbles are exacerbating the problem.

On September 28, budget expert and former member of Congress William Frenzel took your questions about the dysfunction plaguing the congressional budget process and the consequences of persistent partisan gridlock. Vivyan Tran from POLITICO moderated.

Read the transcript >>