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The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impact. Our bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation's leading budget experts, including many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.
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Political Reform and the 2020 Election

Organizer: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget/FixUS

On Election Day, much of the country's attention was focused on the top of the ballot and determining who would control the White House and Congress. But in many states and localities across the country, several political reforms were on the ballot including redistricting reform, ranked choice voting, primary reform and more.

Join FixUS for this virtual public event where we will hear from leaders and experts on political reform. You'll learn what specific reforms were on the ballot, how it went, lessons learned, and implications going forward as well as an opportunity for Q&A.

Location: Webinar

Polarization and the Pandemic

Organizer: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget/FixUS

Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic America's political polarization and dysfunction were cause for alarm. How will the COVID crisis impact our growing divides? Will it exacerbate our partisan environment, or serve to unite us and bridge our differences? What will a post crisis political culture look like?

Please join us for a FixUS online public event with thought leaders who will examine these and other topics regarding the nature of the crisis and its effects on America's polarized landscape. The event will feature a brief presentation of a new study "Polarization and the Pandemic: How COVID-19 is Changing Us" by Stephen Hawkins, Research Director of More in Common followed by an expert panel moderated by Michael Murphy, Director of FixUS.

Location: Webinar

2020 Better Budget Process Summit: Building Momentum for Meaningful Reform

Organizer: Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

The 2020 Better Budget Process Summit will convene lawmakers, Congressional staff, policy experts, journalists, and members of the public interested in reforming our broken budget process. The summit will be headlined by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). The Senators will discuss their Bipartisan Congressional Budget Reform Act, the first bipartisan budget process reform bill to pass the Senate Budget Committee in 30 years. In addition, the summit will include commentary from seasoned budget practitioners, budget reform experts, and members of Congress who will highlight and discuss reform proposals.

Location: The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC

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