In the News

Mar 30 2018

How to Turn Dialogue into Action

Sharona Shuster, Associate Director of Development and Impact, offers a peer learning session for Bridge Alliance members focused on Convergence’s experiences coordinating and mobilizing its dialogue participants to move forward together in collective action.

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Mar 30 2018

JCPA CRCast: Overcoming Political Polarization: Dialogue Across Differences

Today’s politics are more divisive than ever. What are the root causes of this problem? How can we create a political culture that allows for dialogue across differences and the potential to find common ground? Hear from Rob Fersh on the Jewish Council for Public Affairs CRCast webcast series, hosted by David Bernstein.

Mar 15 2018

Three reasons to be optimistic about budget process reform

“The federal budget process is a costly embarrassment. Missed deadlines and government shutdowns are now the norm. Partisan brinksmanship threatens America’s international fiscal reputation and credit rating.”

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Mar 8 2018

THE HILL: The budget is broken. But not beyond repair.

“America, our leaders have said, is a shining city upon a hill, a global beacon of democratic governance. But at times in the last four decades we haven’t lived up to that vision-too often, our lights flicker when Congress tries to deal with its most basic responsibility: the federal budget.”

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Mar 8 2018

CQ: Seeking Solutions

“An independent panel of policy experts says it’s time to give the federal budget process stronger teeth. The group of advisers from across the ideological spectrum, called the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, issued a report Monday aimed at spurring a rethinking of the budget process that hasn’t been overhauled since 1974 (PL 93-344). A newly formed congressional panel plans to recommend process changes by late November (See item 2).”

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Feb 27 2018

Government Executive: Budget Reformers Seek Fresh Program Reviews, Among Other Things

By Charles S. Clark | February 26, 2018

“In a nudge to Congress to fix its broken budget process, an ideologically diverse group of fiscal experts on Monday released a five-part plan they hope forms a “beachhead” to increase bipartisan cooperation.The report, “Building a Better Budget Process,” is the fruit of 18 months of brainstorming sessions convened by the nonprofit Convergence Center for Policy Resolution.”

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Feb 27 2018

Politico: Unlikely allies pitch major overhaul of Congress’ budget rules

By Sarah Ferris | February 26, 2018

“The report is a product of a yearlong project called Building a Better Budget Process. Its release comes just as Congress launches its own budget process reform panel, tasked with drafting a set of possible solutions by November.”

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