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
Testimony

In this testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, Len Burman outlines some of the challenges facing the middle class in 2014 and explores policy options that might help better equip them to meet those challenges, including improving access to higher education and job training and...

March 13, 2014
Leonard E. Burman
Testimony

Gene Steuerle testifies before the House Subcommittees on Human Resources and Select Revenue Measures on the true marginal tax rates facing low- and moderate-income families. The nations real tax system includes not just the direct statutory rates explicit in the income tax and the Social...

June 28, 2012
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

Eugene Steuerle testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on "Tax Reform Options: Incentives for Charitable Giving," presenting options on how to increase tax revenues with minimal impact or perhaps even an increase in charitable giving. Among other recommendations, he suggests a floor under...

October 18, 2011
C. Eugene Steuerle
Testimony

In this testimony before the US House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, Institute fellow Rudy Penner discussed the problems that could arise from biennial budgeting, including needing to rely more heavily on forecasts which may contain errors, fewer opportunities for oversight, and...

November 18, 2015
Rudolph G. Penner