On November 28, 2012, George Mason University’s Centers on the Public Service and the Bipartisan Policy Center with support from Deloitte sponsored a session on the history of that 1990 budget agreement. Some of the key Administration and Congressional leaders spoke about their roles in the negotiations, along with leading staff and media figures who chronicled the event. Participants recounted their experiences, major events, and advice for today’s leaders.
This is the first event that will be included in George Mason University’s oral and multi-media history of the federal budget process. It offers many lessons for today’s budget challenges. History doesn't repeat itself, but it sometimes rhymes.