Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Peterson-Pew Commission Event on Budget Reform

Sep 15, 2009 | Budget Process

Tomorrow, on September 16th, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform will host an event -- Beyond PAYGO -- to discuss recent proposals to gain control over mandatory spending and put the budget on a sustainable path. The event will be available via webcast.

Much of the federal budget is on automatic pilot and will continue to grow even with a strong PAYGO law in place. The White House recently projected that deficits will add over $9 trillion to the debt during the next decade. The budget process is partially responsible for the failure to address these challenges.

The panel, moderated by Morton Kondracke of Roll Call, will include leading budget experts such as Robert Reischauer, Jim Nussle, Rudolph Penner, Tim Penny, and Robert Greenstein. Among the proposals to be discussed are reinstating a statutory "pay-as-you-go" (PAYGO) rule and a strengthened Medicare advisory panel tasked with recommending Medicare savings - a "MedPAC on steroids."

Also to be released at this event, the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform's new paper, A Closer Look at the President's FY2010 Budget Process Reform Proposals.

Register here to attend the event.

Participants

 
Moderator


Morton Kondracke
Roll Call

Featured Speakers


Robert Reischauer
Former CBO Director
The Urban Institute
Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform

Jim Nussle

Former OMB Director and House Budget Committee Chairman
The Nussle Group
Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform

Rudolph Penner
Former CBO Director
The Urban Institute
Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform

Tim Penny

Former Member of Congress
Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform
Co-chair, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Robert Greenstein
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities