By Tim Kowols
Rep. Reid Ribble hopes the federal government will emulate his home state when it comes to its budgeting process before the lame duck session of Congress ends in December. The Wisconsin 8th District Congress member has brought forth a bill once again that would move the federal budget to a biennial cycle and would conduct oversight of government agencies and programs during off years. Despite having the support of 236 bipartisan House cosponsors and eight watchdog groups, Rep. Ribble says it has been hard to even get a vote for H.R. 1869.
Rep. Ribble first introduced The Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act in 2013.