Charles S. Konigsberg, President
Charles S. Konigsberg, has nearly 30 years of bipartisan experience with the federal budget and public policy, serving in senior-level positions in the U.S. Senate, the White House Office of Management and Budget, and non-profits. In 2010, he was Staff Director for the Domenici-Rivlin Debt Reduction Task Force that produced a bipartisan, consensus debt reduction plan, Restoring America’s Future, including significant entitlement and tax reforms to stabilize the federal debt.
He served as a senior staff member in the United States Senate for thirteen years, becoming a recognized expert on the federal budget. He served four years as General Counsel and Chief Health Counsel to the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) at the Senate Finance Committee. As General Counsel he also managed the Committee’s half trillion-dollar deficit reduction legislation.
Mr. Konigsberg began his Senate career as Staff Attorney at the Senate Budget Committee, where he wrote the first two editions of the Committee's explanation of the congressional budget, authorization, and appropriations processes. He moved on to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee for six years, ultimately serving as Chief Counsel, working on budget, tax, and trade issues for the Ranking Member.
In the Executive Branch, Mr. Konigsberg spent over four years in the Clinton White House serving as an Assistant Director at the Office of Management and Budget, where he was responsible for achieving consensus on Statements of Administration Policy on a broad range of national issues. He also represented the Administration in the Senate during consideration of the President's budget proposals.
Mr. Konigsberg also served in the Bush Administration as Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the agency that administers AmeriCorps.
In 1999, Mr. Konigsberg was awarded for Outstanding Service to the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.
Mr. Konigsberg is the author of America's Priorities: How the U.S. Government Raises and Spends $3 Trillion Per Year (2008), which has received bipartisan praise, and was senior editor of the widely praised Domenici-Rivlin Task Force’s Report, Restoring America’s Future.
Mr. Konigsberg is Editor-in-Chief of USBudgetAlert.com, a nationally distributed newsletter providing nonpartisan, expert analysis of taxes, spending and fiscal policy; and is the founder of RealTimeNumbers.com. In 2007, he launched a highly regarded weekly newsletter, the Washington Budget Report, which is now published by the nonpartisan Concord Coalition, where he served as Chief Budget Counsel. He has appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Bloomberg Radio, Fox Business News, and ABC Radio’s Money Talk as an expert on the federal budget and fiscal policy.
Mr. Konigsberg is founder and President of the Federal Budget Group LLC. He is also adjunct professor at the George Washington University teaching budgetary politics in the graduate school of political management.
He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in 1980 and from the Case Western Reserve School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio in 1983, where he was an Executive Editor of the Law Review. Mr. Konigsberg may be contacted at 202-587-2996 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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