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Rudman Center Fiscal Responsibility Conference

Second Annual Conference on Fiscal Responsibility
Moving Beyond the Short-term: What Will It Take to Prevent a Debt Crisis?

December 3, 2013
Capitol Visitor Center, Room 203-202, Washington, D.C.
9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

UNH Law's Rudman Center to Host National Conference on Debt in Washington, D.C.

The University of New Hampshire’s Warren B. Rudman Center & the Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics in collaboration with the Concord Coalition, Fix the Debt & the Center for Public Integrity, hosted the second conference on fiscal responsibility, held in Washington, D.C. The conference focused on how Congress’ inability to come together on a bipartisan fiscal plan has negatively impacted public confidence and the economy.

Read the summary of conference proceedings provided by the Concord Coalition.

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UNH Law students interested in public policy traveled to Washington, DC with Rudman Center Executive Director Erin Corcoran.

 

Sean List and Shea Sennett, UNH Law 3Ls, met with Senator Kent Conrad, the keynote speaker.

 

Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, appeared on the first panel.

 

Congressman David McCurdy (Ret., D-OK), Sen. Evan Bayh (Ret., D-IN), and Congressman Mike Oxley (Ret., R-OH)

 

Former Senate Budget Committee Chairman, Senator Kent Conrad (Ret., D-ND), delivered the keynote address.

 

Senator Evan Bayh (Ret., D-IN) provided his perspective during the first panel.

 

Congressman Mike Oxley (Ret., R-OH) provided the opening remarks.

 

Congressman David McCurdy (Ret., D-OK) speaking during the first panel, as Bob Bixby, Executive Director of the Concord Coalition and Sen. Evan Bayh listen.

 

The second panel featured, from left, William E. Buzenberg, Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity, Alan Rhinesmith, Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration, Eugene Steuerle, Urban Institute Fellow, and Doug Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office.

 

Doug Elmendorf, Director of the Congressional Budget Office, speaking during the second panel.

 

UNH Law students with a number of the conference presenters.

 

Congressman Jim Nussle (Ret., R-IA), Arnold P. Garron, Interim Dean of the Paul School at UNH, Senator Kent Conrad, and UNH Law Dean John Broderick.

 

Event photos by Perry Smith

 

Speakers and Panelists (Conference Program)

Welcoming Remarks by:
Congressman Mike Oxley (Ret., R-OH)

Panel I
Fixing the Debt: A Bipartisan Dialogue

Panelists:
Senator Evan Bayh (Ret., D-IN)
Congressman Steve LaTourette (Ret., R-OH)
Congressman Jim Nussle  (Ret., R-IA)
Congressman David McCurdy (Ret., D-OK)

Moderated by:
Maya MacGuineas, President, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Bob Bixby, Executive Director, the Concord Coalition

Panel II 
This Time it Really Is Different: Budget Making in the Modern Era

Panelists:
Douglas Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Eugene Steuerle, Institute Fellow
Alan Rhinesmith, Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration

Moderated by:
William E. Buzenberg, Executive Director, The Center for Public Integrity

Keynote Address
Keynote Speaker:
Former Senate Budget Committee Chairman, Senator Kent Conrad (Ret., D-ND)

December 3 Event Features Director of the Congressional Budget Office, Former Senate Budget Committee Chairman

Contact:

Rudman.Center@law.unh.edu

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is the generous sponsor of this conference.


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