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    U.S. Economic Issues

    Peter Morici and James Minarik talked about some of the top issues facing the U.S. economy, including unemployment, the minimum wage fight and how Congressional budget battles could impact…

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    Lessons from the 1990 Budget Deal

    As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” former congressional leaders and governmental officials, journalists, and academics…

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    Future of Social Security

    Joseph Minarik talked about the future solvency of Social Security, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Social Security went cash negative in 2011,…

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    Solutions for America's Future

    Officials from six Washington, D.C. think tanks talk about their plans for reducing the budget deficit and national debt. Peter Peterson made closing remarks.

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    2012 Federal Budget

    Joseph Minarik and Sudeep Reddy spoke about the fiscal year 2012 federal budget,

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    Deficit Reduction and Tax Reform Plans

    Former Senator Pete Domenichi and Joseph Minarik of the Bipartisan Policy Center talked about their proposed debt reduction and tax reform plan, and the plan released by President…

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    Congressional Leadership

    A bipartisan panel of former members of Congress gave advice for the leaders of the 110th Congress on working with the executive branch to set and follow a successful legislative…

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    Congressional Leadership

    A bipartisan panel of former staff members for congressional leaders gave advice for the leaders of the 110th Congress on working with the executive branch to set and follow a successful…

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    Congressional Oversight Duties, Closing Session

    Moderated by Mr. Minarik, the panelists evaluated Congress' effectiveness in its oversight of the executive branch in recent years. Topics included lack of oversight of Homeland…

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    Congressional Oversight Duties, Opening Session

    After opening remarks, the panelists, moderated by Mr. Lilly, discussed what is required for good congressional oversight of the executive branch and also evaluation of the work of…

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    The Federal Budget Surplus

    Panel members talked about the federal budget surplus and proposals for spending the money. They said that ten years ago no economist could have dreamed of a budget surplus and…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Guests discussed the history and future of a Balanced Budget Amendment. They also talked about the pros and cons of such an amendment to the U.S. Constitution and took students'…

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    Budget Reconciliation Act

    Mr. Henderson and Ms. Morrison introduced the \f2Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics\fR, published by Warner books. Mr. Minarik and Mr. Niskanen gave opposing…

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    Clinton Administration Tax Legislation

    The committee heard testimony from officials from government agencies during the markup session for the president’s budget reconciliation tax proposals. During the hearing,…

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    Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth

    Mr. Volcker delivered the keynote address, discussing the goals, principles, and elements of a balanced budget plan which would create long-term growth for the U.S. Following his…

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    U.S. Economic Long Term Issues

    Economists spoke in a forum on initiatives for long term economic growth sponsored by the Concord Coalition, a bipartisan group of current and former legislators and economists interested…

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    Clinton Economic Conference

    Two congressional economists reviewed the accomplishments of the two day economic conference sponsored by the Clinton presidential transition. The conference ended earlier in the…

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    Election Update on the Federal Budget

    Mr. Minarik, chief economist for the House Budget Committee, briefed an audience on the role of the federal deficit in the 1992 election, and the deficit reduction plans of the three…

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    Fiscal Year 1993 Federal Budget

    The House Budget Committee met to mark up the concurrent resolution for the FY 1993 Budget. Chairman Leon Panetta (D-California) first presented his recommendations. The committee…

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    Capital Gains Tax Cuts

    The CATO Institute sponsored a debate on Pres. Bush’s recent economic agenda proposal to reduce the capital gains tax in order to stimulate economic growth, investment, and…

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