955Feb 3, 2014
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew spoke at a Bipartisan Policy Center forum on raising the debt ceiling. He urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling and said the government was likely to exhaust its ...
1,127Oct 19, 2013
Economic Effects of Government Shutdown and Debt Limit
Jason Fichtner and Rudolph Penner talked about the long-term economic effects of the October 1-16, 2013, government shutdown and debt limit battle and whether there would be another battle over the ...
659Jan 8, 2013
Deficit and Debt Reduction
Former Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and White House officials evaluated the “fiscal cliff” legislation passed by Congress on January 1, 2013. David Marron talked about the tax ...
1,075Jun 14, 2011
U.S. Economy and Federal Debt
Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely way ...
874Jun 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 ...
603Apr 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 ...
384Oct 8, 2008
Economic and Budgetary Consequences of Federal Intervention
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget held a forum at the National Press Club on the economic and budgetary consequences of the financial bailout. The first panel discussed the bailout ...
30Dec 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 ...
37Aug 14, 2002
Social Security 67th Anniversary
In a froum titled “Social Security: 67 Years Old-Saving the System for the 21st Century,” participants talked about reforming Social Security to meet the challenges of baby-boom ...
11Feb 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 ...
61Feb 8, 1996
Federal Debt Limit
The House Banking Committee met to gather testimony on the proper strategies for raising the federal debt ceiling, as well as how to avoid default. Members listened to the thoughts of Treasury ...