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Defining Moments for the Debt

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

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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