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February 15, 2006

United States
Testimony of Douglas Holtz-Eakin before the Committee on the Budget, United States House of Representatives [Prepared Remarks]

Chairman Nussle, Ranking Member Spratt and members of the Committee, I am pleased to have the opportunity to discuss the topic of mandatory spending in the federal budget. In my remarks, I wish to ma…

September 13, 2006

United States
House Budget Committee Hearing, "How Budgetary Choices Affect Work, Saving, and Growth"

Prepared Testimony Before the House Budget Committee on How Budgetary Choices Affect Work, Saving, and Growth.Chairman Nussle, Ranking Member Spratt and members of the Committee, I am pleased to have…

July 11, 2006

Homeland Security
Testimony before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Chairman Stearns, Ranking Member Schakowsky, thank you for the opportunity to participate in this hearing on H.R. 5337, the “Reform of National Security Reviews of Foreign Direct Investments Act.” H…

May 25, 2006

Congresses and Parliaments
Congress’s Role in Federal Financial Management: Is it Efficient, Accountable, and Transparent in the way it Appropriates Funds?

Before the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsSubcommittee on Federal Financial Management,Government Information and International SecurityU.S. SenateChairman Coburn, Ranking Mem…

May 17, 2006

United States
Testimony before Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology

Chairwoman Pryce, Vice Chairwoman Biggert, and Ranking Member Maloney, thank you for the opportunity to participate in this hearing on H.R. 5337, the “Reform of National Security Reviews of Foreign D…

June 21, 2019

United States Presidential Election (2020)
Issue Guide: The First 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates

The Democratic field could touch on a number of foreign policy issues, from climate change to Iran, during its first prime-time sparring session.

Veteran holds U.S. flag as Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks on campaign trail.

June 14, 2019

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 244th birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

Army Band New York City Parade

April 26, 2019

Japan
The Japanese Emperor’s Role in Foreign Policy

With Emperor Akihito’s historic abdication approaching, here’s a look at his accomplishments and what to expect from the next emperor, Crown Prince Naruhito.

Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito, and Crown Princess Masako attend a party in Tokyo.

March 8, 2019

United States
The U.S. Trade Deficit: How Much Does It Matter?

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.

Chinese steel factory

November 14, 2005

United States
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin Selected to Head the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and to Hold the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics

November 14, 2005—Council President Richard N. Haass has named Douglas Holtz-Eakin, current director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the new director of the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg C…