National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is a Presidential Commission created in 2010 by President Barack Obama to identify "policies to improve the fiscal situation in the medium term and to achieve fiscal sustainability over the long run". The commission first met on April 27, 2010. A report was released on December 1, 2010, and although the Commission was supported by over 60% of the members , and an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, the report did not reach the 14-vote threshold required to formally endorse the blueprint and have it sent to Congress for approval.<sup></sup><u><sup> </sup></u> Proponents of the plan praised it for hitting all parts of the federal budget and for putting the national debt on a stable and then downward path. Prominent supporters include JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Republican Senator Tom Coburn, Democratic Representative Chris Van Hollen has called for a deal based on the Simpson-Bowles framework. Wikipedia*
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The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has 10 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 2010, Fiscal Responsibility Commission Inaugural Meeting. Most appearances with Alan K. Simpson (9), Erskine B. Bowles (9), Kent Conrad (8). Most common tags: Federal Budget, Budget Deficit, U.S. Economy.