35 Years After the Greenspan Commission, Is It Time for a New Social Security Commission?

35 years ago, President Ronald Reagan appointed the National Commission on Social Security Reform, whose recommendations set the stage for bipartisan legislation to extend the life of the Social Security program by 50 years. With Social Security’s trust funds on a rapid path toward insolvency, is it time for another bipartisan commission to shore up its finances?

On December 7, 2016, we gathered lawmakers and Social Security experts to discuss the Social Security program’s past and future. 

Date and time: Wednesday, December 7, 9:15 am - 10:30 am.

Location: Room HVC - 201AB, United States Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. 20004.

  • Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK)
  • Congressman John Delaney (D-MD)

Panel Participants Included: 

  • Dr. Edward Berkowitz, Professor of History and Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University
  • Jim Kessler, Senior Vice President for Policy, Third Way
  • Dr. Sylvester Schieber, former Chairman, Social Security Advisory Board
  • Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Moderator: Scott Horsley, White House Correspondent, NPR