1,141Nov 28, 2012
1990 Federal Budget Deal
Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major leaders in ...
845Jun 7, 2011
Budget Deficit and National Debt Reduction
A panel of former Congressional Budget Office directors talked about federal budget deficits and the national debt. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to raise the debt ceiling, the ...
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 ...
53Feb 25, 2009
President Obama's FY 2010 Budget Request
Robert Reischauer, who formerly headed the Congressional Budget Office, talked about President Obama’s desire to half the deficit by the end of his first term and the budget process. He ...
13Dec 5, 2006
Budget Issues in the 110th Congress
Ms. Calmes moderated a discussion among former directors of the Congressional Budget Office about the federal budget process and its prospects for change in the 110th Congress. Among the ...
54Jan 13, 2004
Balancing the Federal Budget
Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they are releasing today, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book analyzes the federal budget deficit and ...
19Sep 29, 2003
Participants talked about the federal budget outlook for the following year and the long-term effects of budget deficits on the economy. Among the topics they addressed were the projected size ...
12May 2, 2000
Congress and the Federal Budget
Mr. Lew spoke about the administration’s budget priorities. He concentrated on the need to make realistic choices about domestic programs in light of proposed tax cuts and actions ...
35Apr 7, 2000
The Budget Process 1980-2000
Forum participants discussed the change in the budget process that took place in 1988. Among the issues discussed were the steps which much be taken to create a new federal budget. They also ...
6Feb 22, 2000
Budget Surpluses and Deficits
Former directors of the Congressional Budget Office discussed the impact of federal budget surpluses on business. They talked about the demographic pressures from increased numbers of older ...
36Sep 28, 1999
Prescription Drugs and Seniors
Witnesses testified about a proposed plan to expand Medicare coverage to provide prescription drug coverage for seniors. Among the issues discussed were the high costs of prescription drugs, ...
13Jan 13, 1999
Life Under a Weakened Presidency
Political analysts discussed the potential effects of impeachment on the Clinton Administration and the Congress. They talked about the president’s ability to influence both domestic and ...
28Aug 10, 1998
Three Medicare Task Forces' Hearing
The commission heard testimony from its Remodeling Task Force, Reform Task Force, and Restructuring Task Force on a variety of issues. The first panel discussed Graduate Medical Education, ...
23Jul 27, 1998
Social Security Town Hall Meeting
In a town hall-style forum, President Clinton and others talked with audience members about Social Security. Ms. Borger served as moderator.
31Jul 27, 1998
The Great Social Security Debate
18May 29, 1998
What to Do with the Budget Surplus
Panelists discussed what to do with the surprising Federal budget surplus, from new spending programs to providing tax cuts. The size and sustainability of the surplus was also discussed.
26Feb 22, 1998
Governors from across the nation met for the National Governors' Association winter meeting in Washington, DC. They talked about the proposed federal budget, tax reform and the Internet during ...
5Aug 5, 1997
Budget Agreement Evaluation
Mr. Fund moderated this discussion of the budget agreement between congressional Republicans and President Clinton. They examined what both sides received in the agreement and its ...
27Dec 4, 1996
Federal Budget Issues
Current and former congressional and executive budgetary officials, business leaders and others gathered to discuss the role of accounting and scoring in the federal budget process. They ...
31Dec 1, 1996
Washington Journal: Sunday
Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes and ...
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