Expertise: Federal budget policy, discretionary spending, economics
Scott Lilly is a Senior Fellow at American Progress who writes and researches in a wide range of areas including governance, federal budgeting, national security, and the economy. He joined the Center in March of 2004 after 31 years of service with the United States Congress. He served as clerk and staff director of the House Appropriations Committee, minority staff director of that Committee, executive director of the House Democratic Study Group, executive director of the Joint Economic Committee, and chief of staff in the Office of Congressman David Obey (D-WI).
Prior to his service with the Congress, Lilly served as director of campaign services for the Democratic National Committee, central states coordinator in the McGovern Presidential Campaign, and as a bill drafter for the Missouri legislature.
He served two years in the U.S. Army and is a graduate of Westminster College in Fulton, MO. He is also an adjunct professor in the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University.
During his career, he has been engaged in a wide array of policy matters ranging across the entire spectrum of government activities. These have included counterterrorism, homeland security, efforts to reform American schools, and the financing of federal scientific activities. He has worked on various efforts to reform the legislative process in Congress and served as a political and legislative strategist to the Democratic members of the Appropriations Committee and the House Democratic Leadership.
By Scott Lilly
|Which Republican Party Are We Dealing With?||Center for American Progress Action||February 13, 2013|
|Another Explanation for Powell’s Endorsement of President Obama||Center for American Progress Action||November 1, 2012|
|Would Romney Really Kill Big Bird?||Center for American Progress Action||October 16, 2012|
|Romney Needs the 47 Percent||Center for American Progress Action||September 20, 2012|
|Doesn’t Gov. Romney Know Where Sequestration Came From?||Center for American Progress Action||September 11, 2012|
|Why Do Republicans Have So Much Trouble with Hurricanes?||Center for American Progress Action||August 29, 2012|
|Romney-Ryan Plan Would Repeal Reagan’s Spousal Safety Net||Center for American Progress Action||August 13, 2012|
|The Biennial Budgeting and Appropriations Act of 2011||Center for American Progress Action||January 24, 2012|
|Improving Oversight and Review of Federal Agencies||Center for American Progress Action||October 5, 2011|
|A Poor Excuse for Public Discourse||Center for American Progress Action||September 8, 2011|
|Time for a Fight on Taxes||Center for American Progress Action||September 14, 2010|
|Republican Earmarks: Fool Me Twice?||Center for American Progress Action||March 11, 2010|
|Boehner’s Unfortunate Choice||Center for American Progress Action||September 16, 2009|
|Taking Responsibility||Center for American Progress Action||January 23, 2009|
|Second Roll of the Dice||Center for American Progress Action||September 30, 2008|
|Sarah Palin, John McCain, and Earmarks||Center for American Progress Action||September 4, 2008|
|Earmark Reform Doesn’t Equal Economic Policy||Center for American Progress Action||April 28, 2008|
|It’s Not About Israel||Center for American Progress Action||April 17, 2008|
|McCain Pulls Rug Out From Under Israel||Center for American Progress Action||April 16, 2008|
|What Monetary Policy? Conservatives’ Blind Eye to Fed Bailouts||Center for American Progress Action||April 14, 2008|
|When Congress Acts In the Dark of Night, Everyone Loses||Center for American Progress Action||December 7, 2004|
|The 49 Percent Solution?||Center for American Progress Action||October 19, 2004|