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  • White House Fiscal Responsibility Summit
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    White House Fiscal Responsibility Summit

    President Obama and others spoke to members of Congress, senior administration officials, business leaders, policy makers and economists at a fiscal summit to examine fiscal responsibility…

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  • Retirement Security
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    Retirement Security

    A hearing was held on the effect of the financial crisis on pension funds and workers' directed retirement accounts, such as 401(k) plans. Congressional Budget Office Director Peter Orszag…

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  • Federal Response Plan to Market Turmoil
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    Federal Response Plan to Market Turmoil

    Peter Orszag testified about a Bush administration proposal to approve $700 billion to assist financial markets and the economy. Among the topics raised were government intervention in…

    385 views
  • Budget and Economic Outlook
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    Budget and Economic Outlook

    Peter Orszag presented the summer update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: An Update. He discussed recent developments, including the federal takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In…

    126 views
  • 2009 Federal Budget Deficit
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    2009 Federal Budget Deficit

    Peter Orszag talked about the latest federal budget deficit projections, which were released by the CBO yesterday, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. This year’s…

    42 views
  • Fiscal Study of Contractors in Iraq
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    Fiscal Study of Contractors in Iraq

    Mr. Orszag spoke about a Congressional Budget Office assessment of government contracting for projects associated with the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. He spoke about comparative…

    54 views
  • Economic Stimulus Plan
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    Economic Stimulus Plan

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to mark up a draft of the economic stimulus package. This package used the House version as the basis of the Senate plan and included tax rebates…

    133 views
  • Economic Policy
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    Economic Policy

    The House Budget Committee heard testimony from Congressional Budget Office Director Peter Orszag on the release of the budget and economic outlook prepared by his office. Topics included…

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  • Economic Stimulus Plan
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    Economic Stimulus Plan

    Peter Orszag testified about the Congressional Budget Office’s new report to Congress, “Options for Responding to Short-Term Economic Weakness,” which outlines the agency’s view on the need…

    60 views
  • Health Care Spending and the Economy
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    Health Care Spending and the Economy

    Peter Orszag talked about his recent report on the state of health care in the United States, as well as his assessment of the current state of the economy. Mr. Orszag gave a presentation…

    37 views
  • Health Care Spending Outlook
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    Health Care Spending Outlook

    The panelists talked about future health care costs and the recent Congressional Budget Office report that projected large spending increases for Medicare and Medicaid. Topics included the…

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  • Health Care Costs
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    Health Care Costs

    Peter Orzag announced the release of the Congressional Budget Office’s report, “Long-term Outlook for Health Care Spending.” He said the report explains new methodology for projecting…

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  • Cost of Operations in Iraq
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    Cost of Operations in Iraq

    Witnesses testified about a Congressional Budget Office report that indicated that counterterrorism efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan could reach $2.5 trillion over the next ten years. They also…

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  • Subprime Lending Market
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    Subprime Lending Market

    A hearing was held on the threat that turmoil in the subprime lending market poses to the broader economy.

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  • Budget and Economic Outlook
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    Budget and Economic Outlook

    Peter Orszag gave the summer update to the Budget and Economic Outlook. He also answered questions from reporters.

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  • 2007 Budget and Economic Outlook
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    2007 Budget and Economic Outlook

    The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on the 2007 budget and economic outlook prepared by the Congressional Budget Office. Mr. Orszag testified about revised deficit projections and…

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  • 2007 Budget and Economic Outlook
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    2007 Budget and Economic Outlook

    Peter Orszag talked about the report on the 2007 budget and economic outlook released January 24 by the Congressional Budget Office. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail.

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  • 2007 Budget and Economic Outlook
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    2007 Budget and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office Director Peter Orszag spoke to the press following the release of a report on the 2007 budget and economic outlook. He talked about reductions in the estimated…

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