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  • US Tax Policy
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    U.S. Tax Policy

    Panelists talked about the case for U.S. tax reform. Topics included tax code simplification and fairness, the value-added tax, the corporate tax rate, and raising taxes to pay for Social…

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  • Infrastructure Investment
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    Infrastructure Investment

    Brookings Institution - Opening Remarks

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  • Economic Challenges to the Middle Class
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    Economic Challenges to the Middle Class

    The committee examined the impact of middle class economic insecurity on long-term economic growth. Among the topics they addressed were levels of employment, corporate executive pay, the…

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  • Dedication of Rubin Portrait
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    Dedication of Rubin Portrait

    The administration paid tribute to Mr. Rubin, one of the architects of the economic turnaround during the Clinton years.

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  • Permanent Trade Status for China
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    Permanent Trade Status for China

    Witnesses testified about granting permanent normal trade relations to China. Among the issues discussed were the impacts of such a policy on the U.S. economy, human rights in China, and…

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  • Treasury Secretary Resignation
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    Treasury Secretary Resignation

    Secretary Rubin announced his resignation, saying that he was privileged to serve during a period of remarkable economic growth. President Clinton praised him for his achievements and…

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  • Trade and Economic Agenda
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    Trade and Economic Agenda

    Secretary Rubin testified that open trade and open markets at home and abroad are beneficial to the economy of the United States. Secretary Daley testified to the importance of the present plan…

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  • IMF Loan to Brazil
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    IMF Loan to Brazil

    Secretary Rubin commented on the IMF loan package to Brazil. He stated that a stable and growing economy in Brazil is important to the U.S. After his prepared statements he took questions…

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  • US and World Economy
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    U.S. and World Economy

    Secretary Rubin and others spoke on how to prepare the global financial structure to deal with market changes. They also discussed the coming together of the G-7 countries to focus on a…

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  • World Economic Situation
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    World Economic Situation

    Chairman Greenspan discussed a potential interest rate cut. He also testified that financial turmoil in Asia and Russia were starting to take a toll on the U.S. economy, particularly in the…

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  • Retirement Savings
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    Retirement Savings

    The committee heard testimony from administration officials and policy analysts on how Social Security, pensions, personal savings, and earnings will meet the retirement needs of Americans…

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  • IMF Proposal Impact on Agriculture Industry
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    IMF Proposal Impact on Agriculture Industry

    Committee members heard testimony from Chairman Greenspan, Secretary Rubin and Secretary Glickman. They talked about the Clinton administration’s request for $18 million in aid for Asian…

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  • East Asian Financial Crisis Part 1
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    East Asian Financial Crisis Part 1

    Committee members heard testimony from Chairman Greenspan, Secretary Cohen and Secretary Rubin regarding the current economic crisis confronting East Asia. They assessed the situation and…

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  • IRS Reform
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    IRS Reform

    Administration economic officials took reporters questions after the president’s news conference on administration IRS reform proposals. They took questions on these proposals and the…

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  • Presidential Tax Cut Proposal
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    Presidential Tax Cut Proposal

    Administration economic officials briefed reporters on the details of the president’s tax proposal, which he highlighted outside the White House earlier in the day. The House and Senate…

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  • G7 Meeting Progress
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    G-7 Meeting Progress

    After returning from a meeting with finance ministers from the G-7 nations in the Philippines, Secretary Rubin briefed reporters on the results of the meeting. He focused on agreements on several…

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  • Mexican Loan Repayment
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    Mexican Loan Repayment

    After a presidential announcement, Secretary Rubin and Deputy Secretary Summers briefed reporters on the details of the Mexican loan repayments, of which the final installment will be made…

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  • Mexican Peso Crisis
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    Mexican Peso Crisis

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the Mexican peso crisis from administration officials and other economic experts. They discussed topics such as the administration’s use of exchange…

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  • The Politics of Message Economics
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    The Politics of Message: Economics

    The conference is entitled “Democrats in 1992: Themes for a Presidential Majority.”

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