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    Federal Buddget and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

    Former Senators Bob Kerrey (D-NE) and Jack Danforth (R-MO) talked about Congress and the federal budget. Twenty years ago both were members of a bipartisan commission examining Social…

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    Social Security

    Panelists talked about the results of a National Academy of Social Insurance survey on Americans' views on Society Security. Jason Furman, chair of the White House Council of Economic…

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    Long-Term Budget Outlook

    Maya MacGuineas talked about the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) 2014 Long-term Budget Outlook, which detailed the nation’s budget picture for the next 75 years. The…

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    Budget Deficits

    Maya MacGuineas talked about the Congressional Budget Office report showing that the federal budget deficit fell to $492 billion for fiscal year 2014, a 32 percent decline from 2013. She…

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    2014 Economy Summit, Domestic Economy Panel

    Panelists talked about the U.S. economy and the federal budget. Speakers included Jared Bernstein, former economic adviser to Vice President Biden, Maya MacGuiness of the Committee for…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Tax Reform

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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