1,398Oct 16, 2013
Government Shutdown and National Debt
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and former budget director in the George W. Bush administration Jim Nussle talked about the national debt and the government shutdown. Both are former ...
344Sep 23, 2013
Maya MacGuineas on the Federal Budget
Maya MacGuineas talked about the ongoing congressional budget battle, focusing on the potential government shutdown. She also discussed a recent Congressional Budget Office report on the ...
187Jul 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 ...
92Feb 25, 2013
Washington Classroom Maya MacGuineas
Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, talked about the federal debt and budget deficit. She also addressed automatic spending cuts scheduled for March 1 ...
709Feb 11, 2013
Debt Reduction and Federal Budget
A bipartisan group of former U.S. Senate and House Budget Committee chairs and other members urged President Obama and congressional leaders to come together on a comprehensive plan to address the ...
211Jan 15, 2013
Budget Deficit Reform
Panelists talked about resolving uncertainty in the federal government budget process in order to promote innovation.
This forum was part of a Brookings Institution forum titled ...
241Dec 31, 2012
Fix the Debt Campaign
May MacGuineas talked about U.S. debt and the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
Nancy Calo read ...
250Dec 4, 2012
Reducing Health Care Costs
Businessmen and politicians agreed that rising health care costs were one of the main factors driving long term deficits in the U.S. They discussed ways to make the health care system more efficient ...
112Dec 4, 2012
Senator Baucus on Debt and Deficit Reduction
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) called on Congress to extend the Bush-era tax cuts on incomes under $250,000 and avoid another damaging fight over the debt ceiling. He said ...
219Dec 4, 2012
Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit without eliminating tax breaks that benefit large portions of the middle class. Mark Zandi said ...
170Dec 4, 2012
Federal Debt Reduction
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a former director of the Office of Management and Budget, and by National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling made the opening remarks at a discussion on reducing the ...
146Nov 28, 2012
Campaign to Fix the Debt Press Conference
Small business owners, CEOs and former political leaders from the Campaign to Fix the Debt held a briefing on Capitol Hill on avoiding the fiscal cliff and debt reduction. They discussed the ...
688Jul 23, 2012
Maya MacGuineas on Federal Budget Deficit Reduction
Maya MacGuineas talked about the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s new plan for deficit reduction, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics ...
1,992Jul 17, 2012
Debt and Deficit Reduction
Members of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget held a news conference about their Campaign to Fix the Debt initiative. After the news conference ended, former Senator Judd Gregg ...
163Feb 23, 2012
Republican Presidential Candidates and National Debt
Panelists discussed the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s report on the Republican 2012 presidential candidates' economic plans and their impact on the national debt. They also ...
606Dec 5, 2011
Future of Deficit Reduction
Maya MacGuiness talked about congressional efforts to reach agreement on ways to reduce the federal budget deficit..She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
309Sep 21, 2011
Public Response to Deficit Reduction
Participants spoke about efforts to reduce the deficit through spending cuts and tax reform, as well as public perceptions of the various proposals offered over the prior few months. They ...
362Sep 21, 2011
Budget Deficits and and Economic Growth
Panelists talked about the state of the economy, deficit reduction strategies, and negotiations over federal debt reduction. They also talked about the work of the Joint Select Committee on ...
305Sep 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 ...
3,481Sep 12, 2011
U.S. Debt and Deficit Reduction
The former co-chairs of the presidential deficit reduction commission, Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, held a news conference on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, created in the ...
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