WASHINGTON – U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker and other national experts will discuss solutions to the fiscal challenges facing the country at a forum Thursday, April 1, on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland.
The Fiscal Solutions Forum is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the University of Maryland School of Public Policy and The Concord Coalition.
The panel will speak and answer questions from the audience on possible solutions to large federal deficits, funding problems in the entitlement programs and the related risks to the American economy.
The panel members:
"Analysts across the political spectrum realize that our country is on an unsustainable fiscal path,” Bixby said. “Even after the economy strengthens, Washington expects to run up trillions of dollars of additional debt in the coming decade. An aging population, spiraling health care costs, unfunded promises in the big federal entitlement programs and political procrastination are threatening our nation's future. It's high time the country began to address these challenges. Thursday's forum will offer a variety of perspectives on how best to do that."
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For more information visit http://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/sppupdate/fiscalwakeup.
The Concord Coalition is a national, nonpartisan, grassroots organization. Former U.S. Senators Warren B. Rudman (R-NH) and Bob Kerrey (D-NE) serve as its co-chairs and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Peter G. Peterson serves as president.
The University of Maryland School of Public Policy is one of the nation's leading graduate programs devoted to the study of public policy, management and international affairs.