Lilly, Scott | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Areas
  • Finance, Management and Leadership (including non-profits)
  • Policy Process and Institutions

Scott Lilly spent 31 years serving the U.S. Congress in positions ranging from staff director of the House Appropriations Committee, to executive director of the House Democratic Study Group and executive director of the Joint Economic Committee. He was recently honored by the congressional newspaper, Roll Call for being one of the most influential Congressional Staffers over the past four decades. Upon leaving Congress in 2004 he became a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP) where he performed research and wrote on a wide array of public policy matters. His principle areas of focus have been federal budgeting, the economy, the Congress and American politics. Since joining CAP he has produced more than 170 columns and reports and has been published in publications such as the Washington PostU.S. News and World ReportTime Magazine, and the New Republic. He has appeared as a guest on various networks including CNN, CBS, BBC, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS and NPR. He has frequently testified before Congressional Committees. Lilly has also served as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute. He is a graduate of Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and holder of that institution’s Lifetime Achievement Award.