Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Budget Committee Hearing on Entitlements Commission Legislation

On June 24 at 10 am the House Budget Committee will hold a hearing on "The SAFE Commission Act (H.R. 3654) and the Long-Term Fiscal Challenge." Click here to watch the hearing on video. Witnesses include:

  • The Honorable Peter G. Peterson, Chairman, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation
  • The Honorable David M. Walker, President and CEO, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation
  • Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Henry J. Aaron, Ph.D., Bruce and Virginia MacLaury Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution
  • Alison Acosta Fraser, Director of Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

The SAFE Commission Act, sponsored by Rep. Frank Wolf and Sen. George Voinovich, would establish a congressional commission to consider both reforms to entitlements and changes to tax structures to bring long-term revenues and expenditures into line.

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