Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

2/17 Event: Trust Fund Solutions

Feb 9, 2022 | Health Care| Social Security

Please join us on February 17 for a virtual forum:


The major government trust funds for Social Security, Medicare, and Highway spending face insolvency in the next decade-and-a-half. Please join us for a virtual event to discuss the current status of the major trust funds and potential policy reforms to improve their solvency. Policymakers need to act sooner rather than later to prevent abrupt across-the-board benefit cuts, assure a more sustainable debt path, promote faster economic growth, and achieve a number of important policy goals.

Trust Fund Solutions will feature opening remarks from Senator Angus King (I-ME) and a discussion between Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas. The event will also feature a panel of experts, one focused on each trust fund. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget will also debut its new Trust Fund Solutions website and educational tools.

The panel of experts will discuss how different solutions fit into the policy discussion. There will be time for Q&A with the panelists during which they will take your questions.

We will be joined by:

Opening Remarks:

Senator Angus King (I-ME)

Keynote Discussion:

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT)

Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Expert Panel:

Mike Chernew, Harvard University

Thornton Matheson, Urban Institute 

Sita Slavov, George Mason University

Moderator: Josh Gordon, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Date: Thursday, February 17

Time: 11:00 a.m. EST

Location: via Zoom, a link will be sent upon registration