David Reich is a consultant working on issues related to federal appropriations and the federal budget process.
Reich was at the Center between 2014 and 2018, and left to become counsel to the Democratic co-chair of the congressional Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. He worked for more than 17 years on the staff of the House Appropriations Committee, where he held a variety of positions including Committee Counsel and Democratic Staff Director for the Labor, HHS and Education subcommittee and the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee. Previously, he was Chief Counsel and then Minority Counsel for the House Budget Committee and a staff member at the House Democratic Study Group.
He holds a law degree from Georgetown University and an MA in economics from American University.