With the federal government at the brink of closing its doors, this morning panel is an opportunity to hear from – and question – the top two Democratic and Republican staff members on the House Budget Committee along with one of the keenest budget intellects in Washington. What are the implications of the budget impasse for health-care, defense, social programs, entitlements and the states? The question of whether to raise the debt ceiling, once considered little more than a bargaining chip, looms ever larger. Could the federal wallet simply snap shut? The panelists: Thomas S. Kahn and Austin Smythe of the House Budget Committee, and Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Moderator: Martin Kady, Congressional Editor, POLITICO.
Join our expert panel for an in-depth discussion of these issues and your questions.
Program Schedule for Friday, February 25th:
8:45 - 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
The Federal Budget, Continued
Thomas S. Kahn, Minority Chief of Staff, House Budget Committee
Austin Smythe, Staff Director, House Budget Committee
Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Moderated by: Martin Kady, Congressional Editor, POLITICO
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,
Space is limited.
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This free program for journalists and others is presented by the National Press Foundation, The Center on Congress at Indiana University, and POLITICO.
Doors open for a Continental breakfast and networking at 8:45 a.m. There is no fee to attend, but you must register online. Sponsored by the NPF Programs Fund.
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