569Dec 9, 2013
Robert Bixby on Budget Conference Committee Negotiations
Robert Bixby talked about the status of negotiations in the Budget Conference Committee and its looming December 13 deadline to come up with a budget compromise that would fund the federal ...
298Aug 19, 2013
U.S. Economic Challenges
Robert Bixby talked about Treasury Department statistics that showed thefederal deficit had fallen 37.6 percent thus far for fiscal year 2013. He also discussed the impact of Obama administration ...
195Jul 29, 2013
Debt and Deficit Reduction
Fiscal policy scholars assessed the impact of deficit reduction on the economy. The speakers provided policy recommendations for reducing the deficit and achieving economic growth. They ...
521Sep 10, 2012
The Fiscal Cliff
Robert Bixby talked about the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement, and he responded to ...
575May 31, 2012
2012 Presidential Candidates, Domestic Policy
Panelists compared and contrasted President Obama and Mitt Romney’s domestic policy agendas. Topics included the economy, deficit reduction, the 2010 health care law, and Social Security ...
308Nov 24, 2011
Deficit Reduction Committee Outcome
Robert Bixby spoke about the work of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and its failure to develop a deficit reduction plan by November 23. He focused on the potential impact of the ...
307Sep 21, 2011
Deficit Reduction Plans
Panelists spoke about the work of the Joint Select Committee of Deficit Reduction, urging the committee to seek deficit reductions of $4 trillion or more compared to the proposed $1.5 ...
180Feb 13, 2011
Federal Budget Process
Robert Bixby talked about what to watch as the budget process unfolds during the upcoming week. President Obama was to submit his budget proposal on February 14, 2011. He also responded to ...
108Dec 3, 2010
Federal Debt Commission
Robert Bixby talked about the proposals drafted by the bipartisan commission created by President Obama to address the federal debt. Members of the commission were to vote on the proposals ...
523Jun 22, 2010
Federal Deficit Reduction
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer talked about federal deficit reduction. In his remarks he said tax increases will eventually be necessary to address mounting debt and that middle class tax ...
536Apr 1, 2010
Impact of Health Reform on the Deficit
Participants talked about newly enacted health care reforms and the impact of the reforms on the deficit. Following their prepared remarks they answered questions from the audience.
148Nov 28, 2009
Robert Bixby on National Debt
Robert Bixby spoke about the U.S. national debt and on possible debt reduction methods. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communication.
34Feb 24, 2009
Lowering the Federal Deficit
Robert Bixby talked about President Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Summit, which he attended. He discussed what came out of the summit, proposals to cut the deficit, and what has to be ...
210Jun 17, 2008
Future of Entitlement Programs
At the Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Wake-Up Tour dinner, delegates presented the principles and proposed fiscal reforms they had developed during the Youth Entitlement Summit (YES). Isabel ...
54May 14, 2008
New GI Bill
Robert Bixby talked about the Concord Coalition’s support for the House Blue
Dogs' position on a key amendment to the war supplemental bill. Their position
is that the ...
89Mar 26, 2008
Future of Medicare
Panelists discussed the future of Medicare and the trustees' report which was released the previous day. Topics included how different parts of Medicare are financed, the assumptions the ...
18May 19, 2006
Mr. Bixby talked about the fiscal priorities of the Bush administration, defense and other domestic spending. He spoke about various spending priorities for education, transportation, ...
17Nov 14, 2005
Paying for Katrina and Closing the Fiscal Gap
Following opening remarks by former Representative Stenholm, panelists talked about budget deficit reduction in the context of funding recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq ...
22Jul 8, 2005
A panel at the Young Republicans National Convention 2005 focused on the future of Social Security, the fiscal status of the system, youth understanding of issues surrounding retirement, and current ...
11Feb 23, 2005
Government Fiscal Policy
The Concord Coalition hosted a forum that looked at whether changes in process and policy could help policy makers rethink budgetary commitments and distinguish between various ...
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