470Jul 26, 2013
President Obama and the Economy
Veronique de Rugy and Heidi Shierholz talked about the sectors of the U.S. economy that have improved and declined since the start of the Obama Presidency in January, 2009. Both Ms. de Rugy and ...
444Nov 22, 2012
Poverty in the United States
Veronique de Rugy and Elizabeth Lower-Basch discussed poverty in the United States. Among the issues they addressed were government assistance programs, the prevalence of poverty in ...
404Jun 19, 2012
Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program
Executives from companies that received guaranteed loans from the Energy Department testified on how they have received funds from the program.
703Jun 3, 2012
European Austerity Measures
Veronique de Rugy explained her position that most European nations are not engaging in true austerity measures and are instead increasing taxes and revenue without significantly cutting ...
37,921May 16, 2011
Veronique de Rugy and Joseph Gagnon talked about the nation' s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. They discussed the fiscal and economic implications of reaching the debt ceiling, its impact on the ...
647Feb 17, 2011
Federal Spending Oversight
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on government waste. The report said the federal government had reduced ...
381Aug 19, 2010
Cost of Government Day
Participants talked to reporters about tax policy and spending by both the federal and state governments. Following their remarks they answered questions from the reporters.
512Jul 16, 2010
Job Creation and Stimulus Spending
Veronique de Rugy talked about the Obama administration’s assertion that the economic stimulus has saved or created three million jobs, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
15,901Mar 26, 2010
Economic Stimulus Spending on Infrastructure
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on highway, transit, and wastewater infrastructure formula investments in the economic stimulus.
383Jul 8, 2009
Second Stimulus Package
Veronique de Rugy Guest talked about recent statements by several members of the Obama Administration about the potential for a second stimulus package. She responded to telephone calls and ...
31Apr 28, 2005
Government Spending and Budget Issues
Participants talked about Republican spending priorities in the federal budget. Senator Tom Coburn talked about the spending record of the Republican Congress. He explained why he believed ...