National Experts to Discuss Federal Deficit Reduction in Mason Public Forum

Posted: December 6, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: December 3, 2010 at 3:05 pm

In partnership with Mason’s Public Administration program, the Concord Coalition will host a free public forum featuring three of the nation’s leading budget experts to discuss federal deficits and rising national debt.

The forum will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in Mason Hall’s Meese Conference Room. This event is part of an ongoing series on fiscal challenges held by the Virginia Fiscal Advisory Council, part of the coalition’s Fiscal Stewardship Project.

Speakers at the forum include

  • Alice Rivlin, co-chair of the Domenici-Rivlin Debt Reduction Task Force at the Bipartisan Policy Center and a member of the president’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
  • Rep. William Frenzel, chair of the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Process and Reform
  • Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition and member of the Domenici-Rivlin Debt Reduction Task Force

The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to balanced federal budgets and generationally responsible fiscal policy. Former Sens. Warren B. Rudman and Bob Kerrey are Concord’s co-chairs, and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Peter G. Peterson serves as president.

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