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Eliminate the Budget Committees

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 12:05 PM

The House and Senate Budget Committees were established in 1974. Record deficits during the previous decade -- averaging a quaint $10 billion per year between 1964 and 1974 -- raised concerns about Congress' ability to maintain fiscal discipline. Congressional reformers argued that the budget committees would improve Congress' fiscal discipline...

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