What’s Next for Fiscal Policy?

The U.S. economy continues to recover from the sharpest downturn in American history, the country faces a new set of challenges and opportunities. The passage of a bipartisan infrastructure bill, high rates of inflation, and continued debate over a wide-ranging “Build Back Better” law all loom large. Meanwhile, the national debt is headed toward record levels and four major trust funds are close to insolvency.

Marc Goldwein, Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director

Marc Goldwein is the Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he guides and conducts research on a wide array of topics related to fiscal policy and the federal budget. He is frequently quoted in a number of major media outlets and works regularly with Members of Congress and their staffs on budget-related issues.

Previously, Marc served as Associate Director of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (The Fiscal Commission) and senior budget analyst on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (The Super Committee).  He also conducted research for the Government Accountability Office, the World Bank, the Historian’s Office at the Social Security Administration, and the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley.

In addition to his work at the Committee, Marc serves on Martha’s Tables’ Business Advisory Council and teaches economics at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California DC. Marc is the recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Excellence in Teaching award and was featured in the Forbes “30 Under 30” list for Law & Policy. He holds a BA and MA from Johns Hopkins University.  Contact Marc at goldwein@crfb.org and find him on Twitter at @MarcGoldwein

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public on issues with significant fiscal policy impacts. Their bipartisan leadership comprises some of the nation’s leading budget experts, including many past heads of the House and Senate Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Government Accountability Office. Currently from Wyoming, Senator Alan Simpson serves on their Board of Directors and Senator Cynthia Lummis has served in the past.

As an independent source of objective policy analysis, they regularly engage policymakers of both parties and help them develop and analyze proposals to improve the country’s fiscal and economic condition. These efforts have reinforced the Committee’s role as an authoritative voice for fiscal responsibility and an educational resource for policymakers and the general public. They are also a trusted budget watchdog that assists journalists across the country in understanding fiscal developments in Washington.

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