About the Author
George Hager is a reporter for The Congressional Quarterly, where he covers budget and appropriations in the House and Senate. Hager’s detailed coverage of the way Congress and the White House budget and spend the nation’s money has made him a regular commentator on a variety of radio and television news programs, including numerous appearances on C-Span. He lives and works in Washington, D.C.
Eric Pianin is a congressional correspondent on the national staff of The Washington Post, specializing in budget and economic issues. He has written for a number of magazines, including Washington Monthly and The Washington Post Magazine, and has appeared numerous times on local television news programs and on C-Span. He and his wife, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, live with their son and daughter in Washington, D.C.