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  • National Association for Business Economics Conference Fiscal Policy
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    National Association for Business Economics Conference, Fiscal Policy

    Panelists that included former Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf talked about fiscal and budgetary policy. They focused on tax, immigration, and health care policies set by…

  • Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Says Sessions Recusal Shows Something is Wrong
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    Interview with Representative Nancy Pelosi

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke with Politico’s Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman about a variety of topics. She responded to the recusal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from…

  • Valerie Jarrett at Politico Money Breakfast
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    Politico Morning Money Breakfast with Valerie Jarrett

    Valerie Jarrett was interviewed by Ben White at Politico’s Morning Money Breakfast briefing. She outlined President Obama’s continuing agenda in his second term focusing on raising the minimum…

  • CFPB Director Speaks at Politico Morning Money Breakfast
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    Consumer Financial Protection

    Richard Cordray talked about Consumer Financial Protection Bureau priorities with Ben White at a Politico “Morning Money” breakfast. He said he considers some of the scrutiny from Congress as…

  • Federal Budget and the Debt Ceiling
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    Federal Budget and the Debt Ceiling

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was interviewed at a Politico-Peterson Foundation breakfast. He discussed the federal budget and the debt ceiling. Other topics included the previous…

  • Tax Reform
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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 Zandi said going…

  • Reducing Health Care Costs
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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 efficient…

  • Fiscal Cliff Budget Cuts
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    Fiscal Cliff, Budget Cuts

    Economic experts talked about their recommended solutions for the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Ben White moderated.…