September 18 Event: "Defining Moments in Debt"

With Congress returning to DC, eyes are turning towards the fiscal speed bumps that they will face in the fall: funding the government, raising the debt limit, and dealing with the sequester. With the long-term fiscal situation still unsustainable, it is important that lawmakers use these speed bumps as an opportunity to put our debt on a downward path as a share of GDP. As we face a potentially pivotal moment for the budget, CRFB will be holding an event fittingly titled "Defining Moments in Debt" to discuss the way forward. The event will be held on Wednesday September 18 at the U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center and will run from 8:30 AM Eastern time to 10:30 AM.

"Defining Moments in Debt" is highlighted by a diverse panel which will discuss the upcoming fiscal hurdles that lawmakers face in the next month or so. The panel discussion will be moderated by CNNMoney writer Jeanne Sahadi and includes:

  • 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

The event will certainly include a wide range of perspectives, which is especially useful considering the many directions policymakers could go in dealing with the three big challenges.

Click here to RSVP for "Defining Moments in Debt."