Alice Rivlin To Receive 2013 Robert M. Ball Award

CRFB board member and former CBO and OMB director Alice Rivlin is somewhat of a legend in the budget world, with a long line of work spanning from being the first director of the Congressional Budget Office to most recently serving as a member of the Fiscal Commission and as co-chair of the Domenici-Rivlin Debt Reduction Task Force. It then comes as no surprise that the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) would present her with its 2013 Robert M. Ball Award for her work on social insurance.

The award was created to honor Bob Ball, the Commissioner of Social Security from 1962 to 1973, and was a notable advocate of the program. Rivlin's recent work with the Simpson-Bowles and Domenici-Rivlin plans has centered on taking a comprehensive approach to deficit reduction that can protect the most vulnerable and find ways to ensure the 75-year solvency of Social Security to strengthen the program.

Dr. Rivlin will recieve her award at a ceremony hosted by NASI on June 25 in Washington, DC. The past five winners have been Robert Reischauer, John Rother, Alicia Mundell, Peter Diamond, and Henry Aaron. It's good to see Rivlin join an accomplished group, and we congratulate her on a well-deserved honor.