Actions Panel

Defining Moments for the Debt

By The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

When and where

Date and time

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 · 8:30 - 10:30am EDT


The U.S. Capitol - SVC 208/209 East Capitol St NE & First St Washington, DC 20004


Join us for a panel discussion on the upcoming budget negotiations this fall including issues such as the sequester, the continuing resolution, and the debt ceiling.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

8:30 - 10:30 AM

The U.S. Capitol - SVC 208/209


8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions

Introductory Remarks

9:20 AM Roundtable Discussion on the National Debt

10:05 AM Audience Q&A

10:30 AM Event Concludes

In the coming weeks and months, the United States faces a number of “fiscal speed bumps” related to the debt ceiling, the sequestration, and continuing to fund the government for the next fiscal year. Although recent improvements in the short-term budget picture have reduced the apparent urgency for action, these moments provide an opportunity to reassess and reevaluate fiscal policy in the United States. Join us for a lively discussion where a diverse panel of experts will debate and discuss the best way forward.


  • Jeanne Sahadi, (Moderator)
  • Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Manhattan Institute
  • Jim Kessler, Third Way
  • Maya MacGuineas, The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Derrick Morgan, The Heritage Foundation

About the organizer

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Chairmen and Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Reserve Board.

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