Fiscal Fallout: What Is “Responsible” in Today’s Fiscal Reality?

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Sept. 16, 2013, 10:48 a.m.

Sen. Or­rin Hatch and Robert Green­stein to Key­note

FISC­AL FAL­LOUT: WHAT IS “RE­SPONS­IBLE” IN TODAY’S FISC­AL REAL­ITY?

A Na­tion­al Journ­al LIVE Policy Sum­mit

WASH­ING­TON, D.C., Septem­ber 11, 2013 — On Thursday, Na­tion­al Journ­al will host Fisc­al Fal­lout: What Is “Re­spons­ible” in Today’s Fisc­al Real­ity?, an in-depth policy sum­mit ex­amin­ing what is be­ing done to solve the na­tion’s long-term debt prob­lem.

A weak eco­nomy paired with high levels of gov­ern­ment spend­ing has put Amer­ica on an un­sus­tain­able fisc­al tra­ject­ory. The U.S. is already start­ing to see the ef­fects, as evid­ent in our weak­en­ing dol­lar, lack of for­eign in­vest­ment, and slowed wage growth; most eco­nom­ists agree that the im­plic­a­tions of the grow­ing debt are dire. With one of the most ideo­lo­gic­ally po­lar­ized Con­gresses of all time in of­fice, can Wash­ing­ton come to a con­sensus on con­trolling the na­tion’s grow­ing $16.7 tril­lion debt?

Join Na­tion­al Journ­al for a policy sum­mit con­ven­ing mem­bers of Con­gress and oth­er ex­perts to ex­am­ine what it means to be a re­spons­ible lead­er in today’s eco­nomy.

First Key­note Speak­er:

The Hon. Or­rin Hatch (R-Utah), Mem­ber, U.S. Sen­ate

Mod­er­ated by:

Kristin Roberts, News Ed­it­or, Na­tion­al Journ­al

Second Key­note Speak­er:

Robert Green­stein, Pres­id­ent, Cen­ter on Budget and Policy Pri­or­it­ies

Mod­er­ated by:

Nancy Cook, Eco­nom­ic and Fisc­al Policy Cor­res­pond­ent, Na­tion­al Journ­al

An ex­pert pan­el dis­cus­sion will fol­low the key­note in­ter­views

Fea­tur­ing:

G. Wil­li­am Hoag­land, Seni­or Vice Pres­id­ent, Bi­par­tis­an Policy Cen­ter

Mi­chael Linden, Man­aging Dir­ect­or, Eco­nom­ic Policy, Cen­ter for Amer­ic­an Pro­gress

Rudolph G. Pen­ner, Fel­low, The Urb­an In­sti­tute

Mod­er­ated by:

Nancy Cook, Eco­nom­ic and Fisc­al Policy Cor­res­pond­ent, Na­tion­al Journ­al

The event will be held at the New­seum’s 3rd Floor, Knight Broad­cast Stu­dio, (555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (8:00 Re­gis­tra­tion). Please use the “C” Street Group En­trance. For more in­form­a­tion on the event and to RS­VP please vis­it:

ht­tp://www.na­tion­al­journ­al.com/events/fisc­al-fal­lout-what-is-re­spons­ible-in today-s-fisc­al-real­ity-20130912. The event will be live-streamed on­line at ht­tp://www.na­tion­al­journ­al.com/events. To RS­VP, please vis­it: ht­tp://njfis­cal­fal­lout.event­brite.com/. Fol­low along with the Twit­ter hasht­ag #Fisc­al­Fal­lout.

This event is hos­ted by Na­tion­al Journ­al and un­der­writ­ten by Pub­lic No­tice.

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Me­dia Con­tact:

Emma V. Anger­er

Com­mu­nic­a­tions Dir­ect­or

eanger­er@na­tion­al­journ­al.com

(202) 266-7405

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