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  • Washington Journal Robert Bixby and Stan Collender Discuss the 2018 Budget
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    Trump Administration Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Proposal

    Robert Bixby Stan Collender talked about President Trump’s 2018 budget outline, which included increased military spending, domestic spending cuts, and changes to tax and entitlement policy.

  • 2016 Election and the Congressional Agenda
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    2016 Election and the Congressional Agenda

    Panelists analyzed the 2016 election results, their impact on the budgetary process in the lame-duck session of Congress, and how President-elect Trump could work with the new Congress in 2017.…

  • Washington Journal Robert Bixby on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution
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    Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Resolution

    Robert Bixby analyzed the fiscal year 2016 budget resolution passed by the House the previous week and that the Senate was scheduled to begin debating later that day. Topics included…

  • Discussion on Tax Policy and the 2016 Presidential Campaign
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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…

  • Discussion on Fiscal Reform in the 114th Congress
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    114th Congress and Fiscal Reform

    Panelists talked about legislative opportunities for the 114th Congress to reform the nation’s budget and fiscal priorities.

  • Budget Conference Committee Negotiations
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    Robert Bixby on Budget Conference Committee Negotiations

    Robert Bixby talked about the status of negotiations in the Budget Conference Committee and its looming December 13 deadline to come up with a budget compromise that would fund the federal…

  • US Economic Challenges
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    U.S. Economic Challenges

    Robert Bixby talked about Treasury Department statistics that showed thefederal deficit had fallen 37.6 percent thus far for fiscal year 2013. He also discussed the impact of Obama administration…

  • Economists Rethink the Deficit Reduction Debate
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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 growth. They also addressed…

  • The Fiscal Cliff
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    The Fiscal Cliff

    Robert Bixby talked about the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement, and he responded to…

  • 2012 Presidential Candidates Domestic Policy
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    2012 Presidential Candidates, Domestic Policy

    Panelists compared and contrasted President Obama and Mitt Romney’s domestic policy agendas. Topics included the economy, deficit reduction, the 2010 health care law, and Social Security…

  • Deficit Reduction Committee Outcome
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    Deficit Reduction Committee Outcome

    Robert Bixby spoke about the work of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction and its failure to develop a deficit reduction plan by November 23. He focused on the potential impact…

  • Deficit Reduction Plans
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    Deficit Reduction Plans

    Panelists spoke about the work of the Joint Select Committee of Deficit Reduction, urging the committee to seek deficit reductions of $4 trillion or more compared to the proposed $1.5…

  • Federal Budget Process
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    Federal Budget Process

    Robert Bixby talked about what to watch as the budget process unfolds during the upcoming week. President Obama was to submit his budget proposal on February 14, 2011. He also responded to…

  • Federal Debt Commission
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    Federal Debt Commission

    Robert Bixby talked about the proposals drafted by the bipartisan commission created by President Obama to address the federal debt. Members of the commission were to vote on the proposals…

  • Federal Deficit Reduction
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    Federal Deficit Reduction

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer talked about federal deficit reduction. In his remarks he said tax increases will eventually be necessary to address mounting debt and that middle class…

  • Impact of Health Reform on the Deficit
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    Impact of Health Reform on the Deficit

    Participants talked about newly enacted health care reforms and the impact of the reforms on the deficit. Following their prepared remarks they answered questions from the audience.

  • Robert Bixby on National Debt
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    Robert Bixby on National Debt

    Robert Bixby spoke about the U.S. national debt and on possible debt reduction methods. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communication.

  • Lowering the Federal Deficit
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    Lowering the Federal Deficit

    Robert Bixby talked about President Obama’s Fiscal Responsibility Summit, which he attended. He discussed what came out of the summit, proposals to cut the deficit, and what has to be done to…

  • Future of Entitlement Programs
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    Future of Entitlement Programs

    At the Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Wake-Up Tour dinner, delegates presented the principles and proposed fiscal reforms they had developed during the Youth Entitlement Summit (YES). Isabel…

  • New GI Bill
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    New GI Bill

    Robert Bixby talked about the Concord Coalition’s support for the House Blue Dogs' position on a key amendment to the war supplemental bill. Their position is that the amendment’s inclusion…

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