338Jun 26, 2012
Prospects for Defense Spending Cuts
Panelists talked about Defense Department budget cuts set for January 2013 as a result of sequestration. Sequestration refers to the automatic federal budget cuts required by the Budget Control ...
920Jun 5, 2012
Witnesses testified on on anti-poverty programs, specifically Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). TANF is a block grant to states that replaced direct federal aid to those on welfare.
280Mar 1, 2010
Government Debt and Fiscal Responsibility
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer talked about federal budget fiscal responsibility. He also talked about President Obama’s new bipartisan fiscal commission charged with recommending ...
378Nov 24, 2008
Poverty Issues and the New Administration
Rebecca Blank talked and others spoke about recommendations to President-Elect Obama to make greater investments in economic opportunity and increase future economic mobility for poor ...
103Sep 3, 2007
Poverty in the U.S.
The guests debated U.S. poverty issues, included recently issued Census Bureau poverty figures. They noted that the nation’s household median income rose to $48,200 in 2006 but median ...