2/17 Event: Trust Fund Solutions

The major government trust funds for Social Security, Medicare, and Highway spending face insolvency in the next decade-and-a-half. Policymakers need to act sooner rather than later to prevent abrupt across-the-board benefit cuts, assure a more sustainable debt path, promote faster economic growth, and achieve a number of important policy goals.

Trust Fund Solutions featured opening remarks from Senator Angus King (I-ME) and a discussion between Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas. The event also featured a panel of experts, one focused on each trust fund. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget debuted its new Trust Fund Solutions website and educational tools.

Opening Remarks:

Senator Angus King (I-ME)

Keynote Discussion:

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT)

Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Expert Panel:

Mike Chernew, Harvard University

Thornton Matheson, Urban Institute 

Sita Slavov, George Mason University

Moderator: Josh Gordon, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget