Business Roundtable gets a jump on this fall's major Washington policy debate, the work of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, with a Sept. 6 forum, "‘Meeting the Challenges of Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction'." We sent out a media advisory on Friday with the list of presenters, and more will be added to the event, scheduled for the Tuesday afternoon that Congress returns from its August recess.
Three panel discussions are planned:
1. The Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction: How Broad is this Opportunity? -- A focus on the statutory authority of the committee and how its work might proceed. Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, will moderate that panel.
2. Deficit Reduction: Getting Specific -- A review of what other groups, a la the Bowles-Simpson Commission, have generally agreed upon in terms of spending cuts, as well as a discussion of entitlement reforms. Moderator will be Jim Nussle, the former Iowa Congressman who headed the House Budget Committee before becoming OMB director.
3. Jobs and Economic Growth: The Role of Tax Reform -- Moderator will be Lindy Paull, Co-Managing Parter, PwC and the former chief of staff for the Joint Committee on Taxation and former staff director of the Senate Finance Committee.
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