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Chairman Ryan Announces House Budget Committee Hearings for March

Committee to advance dialogue on budget challenges

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Washington, Mar 2, 2011 | comments

WASHINGTON – House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (WI-01) announced today two upcoming Committee hearings aimed at engaging the public on the Federal’s government unsustainable fiscal trajectory, and the need to repair our health and retirement security safety net.

On Thursday, March 10, the Committee will hear testimony on the subject of “Lifting the Crushing Burden of Debt.” On Thursday, March 17, the Committee will hear testimony on the subject of “Fulfilling the Mission of Health and Retirement Security.” Both hearings will take place at 10:00 a.m. in 210 Cannon House Office Building.

“Lifting the Crushing Burden of Debt”

Thursday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. ET, the Committee will hear testimony from:

Douglas Holtz-Eakin
President, American Action Forum
Former Director of the Congressional Budget Office

Carmen M. Reinhart
Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Co-Author of This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

Maya MacGuineas
President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget


“Fulfilling the Mission of Health and Retirement Security”

Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m. ET, the Committee will hear testimony from:

Alice M. Rivlin
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Founding Director of the Congressional Budget Office
Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Charles Blahous
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Public Trustee for Social Security

James C. Capretta
Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Former Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Accommodations for persons with disabilities can be arranged by contacting marsha.douglas@mail.house.gov at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting.

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