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  • US Fiscal Policy
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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) talked about the federal budget situation, and afterward panelists discussed her remarks and the prospects for Congress reaching a budget agreement and plan for economic…

  • Tax Code Changes
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    Tax Code Changes

    Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) outlined his committee’s efforts to write a proposal for changing the U.S. tax code. He said revenue must be part of tax reform efforts. After the…

  • US Tax Policy Reform
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    U.S. Tax Policy Reform

    Panelists talked about the principles of tax reform. They discussed the elimination of deductions and exclusions, job creation and the corporate tax rate, and the possibility of reform…

  • US Economy and the Federal Budget
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    U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget

    In the opening panel of Bloomberg News' day-long forum on the U.S. economy, economists assessed the state of the U.S. economy and prospects for growth and recovery. Topics included the role of…

  • Medicare Cost Control
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    Medicare Cost Control

    Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a voucher to shop for their own private health insurance. Under their so-called “premium support” plan, Medicare would no…

  • Republican Presidential Candidates and National Debt
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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 debt. They also…

  • Job Creation
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    Job Creation

    Witnesses testified about efforts to create job growth. They also talked about the president’s jobs proposal before Congress, proposed tax reforms, enhancing federal revenues, and…

  • Federal Deficit and National Security
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    Federal Deficit and National Security

    The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion examining the impact of the deficit reduction deal on American national security and foreign policy. They said tax reform that increases…

  • Financial Regulations Law
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    Financial Regulations Law

    Following Charles Taylor’s opening remarks, Michael Barr talked about the 2008 financial crisis and actions taken in response to the crisis through the 2010 financial regulations law. Panelists…

  • Federal Reserve and Financial Regulations Law
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    Federal Reserve and Financial Regulations Law

    Panelists talked about the impact of the 2010 financial regulations law on the Federal Reserve. They also responded to questions from the audience.

  • US Residential Mortgage Market
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    U.S. Residential Mortgage Market

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke about the report released that day by the Obama administration, Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market: A Report to Congress, on…

  • Federal Budget and Deficits
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    Federal Budget and Deficits

    Economics professors testified on a target for long-term fiscal sustainability for the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were the amount of debt backed by foreign governments, deficit…

  • After Words with David Wessel
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    After Words with David Wessel

    David Wessel talked about his book In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic (Crown Business; August 4, 2009). In his book the Pulitzer Prize-winning economics editor of the Wall Street…

  • Federal Oversight of Washington DC Government
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    Federal Oversight of Washington, D.C. Government

    A hearing was held on legislation intended to eliminate congressional review of newly-passed District of Columbia laws, and transfer provisions of the Home Rule Act pertaining to the city’s…

  • Systemic Risk Regulation Panel 2
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    Systemic Risk Regulation, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about government oversight and regulation of financial institutions and markets. Among the issues they addressed were reorganization of government agencies and the…

  • Systemic Risk in Financial Markets Part 1
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    Systemic Risk in Financial Markets, Part 1

    Witnesses testified about the state of financial institutions and markets, government efforts to assist financial institutions, and proposals to provide greater oversight and systemic risk…

  • New Fiscal Priorities
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    New Fiscal Priorities

    Panelists spoke about the budgetary priorities on the new Congress and incoming Obama administration. Among the issues they addressed were providing an eonomic stimulus for the poor economic…

  • Financial Markets Oversight and Regulation
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    Financial Markets Oversight and Regulation

    The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the possible restructuring of the financial markets, including financial institution oversight and regulation, systemic risk and housing finance. Witnesses…

  • Federal Intervention Financial Plan Forum
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    Federal Intervention Financial Plan Forum

    The panel talked about the fate and implications of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Topics included the rescue package, the 2008 election cycle, the international…

  • Stimulating US Economy
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    Stimulating U.S. Economy

    Douglas Elmendorf presented the Hamilton Project briefing paper, If, When, How? Prospects for Fiscal Stimulus in the U.S. Economy. Former Secretary Rubin moderated a discussion on what…

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