Collision Course: Why the Fight for Fiscal Sustainability Must Continue

Held Monday, March 24, 2014

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When it comes to U.S. budget priorities, critical public investments in programs like NASA, K-12 education, public health, infrastructure, and clean energy R&D are on a collision course with interest payments on our debt and other mandatory spending, including Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

On Monday, March 24th, 2014, Third Way hosted a panel on how Congress can make progress this year to improve our nation’s fiscal outlook. The event featured opening remarks by House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer, followed by a discussion with Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, and Third Way’s Senior Vice President for Policy Jim Kessler, moderated by veteran journalist Jill Lawrence.

Below are videos of Representative Hoyer’s remarks and the panel discussion, as well as photos, and selected headlines from the event.

Opening Remarks:

Transcript: Representative Hoyer’s remarks as prepared for delivery.

OP-ED: Hoyer: America still on collision course despite budget cease-fire

Panel Discussion:

Selected Headlines: