Testimony

Since Social Security was first enacted, vast changes have occurred in the economic and social circumstances of the nation. In testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, senior fellow Eugene Steuerle addresses Social Security reform and related budget pressures. He presents an...

May 12, 2005
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

The testimony discusses the usefulness of dynamic analysis and dynamic scoring for the policymaking process. Burman concludes that dynamic scoring is not feasible because of lack of knowledge about how deficits will be offset, uncertainty about key parameters in economic models, and inherent...

September 13, 2006
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

With rapid increases in entitlement spending just over the horizon, now is the time to get deficits down and national saving up, senior fellow Edward Gramlich told the House Budget Committee.

January 23, 2007
Edward Gramlich
Testimony

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, senior fellow C. Eugene Steuerle explained how, in recent decades, the government has wound a straightjacket around federal spending and tax subsidies. The main culprits have been in the broad areas of retirement, health, and taxation. Left...

January 30, 2007
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

The recent fiscal situation and the intermediate-term budget outlook may appear relatively benign, Urban Institute President Robert Reischauer told the Senate Budget Committee, but deficits and debt will gradually grow to unprecedented and unsustainable levels if current tax and spending...

January 30, 2007
Robert D. Reischauer
Testimony

C. Eugene Steuerle gave testimony on the taxation of carried interest before the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. He notes among his findings that as a matter of both efficiency and equity, capital gains relief is best targeted where tax rates are high, as in the case of the double...

September 6, 2007
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

In testimony before the Senate Budget Committee, UI's president and former director of the Congressional Budget Office, discusses remedies for the nation's two serious --and diametrically opposed --fiscal challenges: the immediate, short-run problems of economic recession, and the issue of long-...

January 21, 2009
Robert D. Reischauer
Testimony

The prevalent theme in recent discussions of stimulus is that the risk of doing too little exceeds the risk that we shall do too much. But we must ask how much of too much we can tolerate. The risks of overdoing it are severe and are not emphasized enough in the current discussion. The main...

January 21, 2009
Rudolph G. Penner
Testimony

Urban Institute Senior Fellow, C. Eugene Steuerle, testifies before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, making recommendations on the Trustees Report on Social Security.

June 19, 2002
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

Ted Gayer testified before the Senate Energy Committee that a carbon tax is the most economically efficient way to address climate change. While it might be politically unpopular, he says, it is well worth considering because it helps generate public revenues that can be used to offset...

December 8, 2009
Ted Gayer