472Nov 21, 2011
Deficit Reduction Committee Recommendations
Panelists talked about their recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction.
1,242Apr 21, 2011
U.S. Tax Reform
Alice Rivlin, a member of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, talked about the tax reform recommendations included in the Commission’s proposals, ...
302Jan 12, 2011
Government Debt and the Economy
Panelists talked about ways that the federal government and states and local communities can continue to invest in needed infrastructure and other projects while simultaneously balancing ...
338Dec 22, 2010
U.S. Defense Budget
Brookings Institution scholars talked about the need to reduce the U.S. defense budget, and its impact on the national debt and national security. Topics included weapons modernization and ...
265Dec 7, 2010
Tax Reform and Deficit Reduction
Panelists talked about plans to reduce the federal debt and reform the U.S. tax code. They also talked about the compromise between President Obama and congressional Republican leaders reached ...
449Dec 3, 2010
Federal Debt Commission Recommendations Vote
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform met for a vote on its commission report recommendations. In order for the commission to submit its report to Congress, 14 of the 18 ...
593Dec 1, 2010
Federal Budget Reform and National Debt
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held a public meeting to discuss the final commission proposal. A vote on the proposal was scheduled for later in the week and ...
170Nov 17, 2010
Debt Reduction Task Force Plan
Commission members spoke to reporters and answered questions about the release of Restoring America’s Future, a “bipartisan, comprehensive, and politically viable budget plan to reduce ...
380Oct 15, 2010
Obama Administration and U.S. Deficits
Alice Rivlin talked about plans to fix the deficit. The plan could include cutting Social Security benefits and raising the retirement age. She also responded to telephone calls and ...
545Sep 29, 2010
Federal Budget Reform Proposals
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held a meeting as part of its series of public meetings onpossible changes to the federal budget process. Witnesses included two ...
499Jun 30, 2010
Federal Deficit Reduction
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held a meeting to discuss potential ways to reduce the federal deficit. The bi-partisan commission was charged with identifying ...
2,700May 26, 2010
U.S. and Global Debt Outlook
The National Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held a public meeting on the outlook for the national debt and ways in which deficit reduction might impact the U.S. ...
482Apr 28, 2010
Federal Budget and the National Debt, Fiscal Policy
Panelists spoke about fiscal policy and potential ways to reduce the national debt. They also spoke about the state of teh economy, financial regulatory reforms being considered by Congress, ...
571Apr 27, 2010
Fiscal Responsibility Commission Inaugural Meeting
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held its inaugural meeting in the White House Conference Center. The commissioners discussed the nation’s long-term fiscal ...