Center Co-Hosts Seminar for Media on 2013 Federal Budget

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Politics and budgeting are always intertwined, but in 2012 Congress and the White House will be working on a spending blueprint for America at the same time presidential campaigning is going full-on.

In Washington on Monday, Jan. 9, the Center on Congress at Indiana University is co-hosting a free seminar to help journalists master the fiscal year 2013 budget process — its issues, politics and personalities.

Capitol Hill insiders and experienced analysts and reporters will share insights, and there will be plenty of time for questions. Confirmed speakers include:

• Austin Smythe, Staff Director of the House Budget Committee; 

• Thomas S. Kahn, Minority Chief of Staff of the House Budget Committee;

• Joseph Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research of the Committee for Economic Development;

 • Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget;

• Stan Collender, Managing Director, Qorvis Communications;

• Sudeep Reddy, Economics Staff Writer, The Wall Street Journal

Time and Place:

Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, 8:45am – 1:45pm

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

5th Floor Conference Room

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

There is no fee to attend, but space is limited and reservations are required. Continental breakfast will be provided at 8:45am, and lunch around noon. Register online at

This program is presented by the Center on Congress, the National Press Foundation, and the Regional Reporters Association.