Watch Steve Redburn interview William Hoagland, a federal budget expert with 33 years of federal government experience. Their discussion covers the federal budget process beginning with the formation of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and what we can learn from past successes and failures to resolve today's budget issues.
William Hoagland is a Senior Vice President at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). From 2003 to 2007, he served as the Director of Budget and Appropriations in the office of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. (R-TN). Prior to his role with Senator Frist, from 1982 until 2003, Hoagland was a staff member of the Senate Budget Committee, serving as that committee’s staff director from 1986 to 2003, reporting to Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM). He participated in major federal budget legislation including the 1985 Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Budget Deficit Reduction Act, the 1990 Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act and the historic 1997 Balanced Budget Agreement.