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The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges to ensure a better economic future. The Foundation is a leading source of non-partisan research, analysis, and information on the nation’s key fiscal and economic challenges facing America. Learn more about what we are doing.

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Our mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges threatening America’s future, and to accelerate action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines, and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.

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Statement from the Peterson Foundation on the 2017 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

"In today’s reports, the Trustees once again warn us that Social Security and Medicare are unsustainable and in danger of becoming insolvent," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.


READ MORE July 13, 2017
Statement from the Peterson Foundation on the CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook

"As lawmakers debate significant reforms, our growing deficits should be a factor in every policy conversation," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.


READ MORE June 29, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for June 2017; FCI Value: 56

Voters continue to be troubled about the national debt this month, with more than seven in ten (72%) believing the debt should be among Washington’s top priorities.


READ MORE June 27, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for May 2017; FCI Value: 54

With the Administration unveiling the president’s budget plan this month and lawmakers on Capitol Hill considering major pieces of legislation that would affect the country’s fiscal outlook, voters remain concerned about the national debt and the fiscal well-being of the country.


READ MORE May 31, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit Press Release

“Addressing our nation’s unprecedented and unsustainable debt is critical to securing a strong, growing economy of the future,” said Pete Peterson, Founder and Chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.


READ MORE May 23, 2017
Peterson Foundation Statement on President's Budget

“America’s high and rising national debt threatens our economy, and must be included in the policy conversation this year," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.


READ MORE May 23, 2017
2017 Up to Us Winner: Jackson State University
The student team from Jackson State University has won the fifth annual Up to Us Campus Competition, which empowers students across the country to raise awareness and engagement on America’s fiscal challenges.
READ MORE May 22, 2017
2017 Fiscal Summit Media Advisory

Set against the backdrop of a new political, policy and economic landscape, the 2017 Fiscal Summit will explore the connection between the legislative agenda and our growing national debt


READ MORE May 18, 2017
Statement on President's Tax Plan
Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, commented today after the White House released the outline of President Trump’s tax plan.
READ MORE April 26, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for April 2017; FCI Value: 53

In the early days of a new administration and Congress, voters have increased expectations for elected leaders to take action on our national debt, and remain deeply concerned about our fiscal outlook.


READ MORE April 25, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for March 2017; FCI Value: 57

In the early days of a new administration and Congress, voters have increased expectations for elected leaders to take action on our national debt, and remain deeply concerned about our fiscal outlook.


READ MORE March 28, 2017
Statement on CBO's 2017 Long-Term Budget Outlook

“America’s high and rising national debt threatens our economy, and must be included in the policy conversation this year," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.


READ MORE March 28, 2017
Statement on President Trump’s Budget Blueprint

“As lawmakers work through the budget process and pursue other major reforms, they have a responsibility to address our nation’s high and rising debt," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.


READ MORE March 16, 2017
Statement on the President’s Address to Congress
"As our leaders consider reforms in key areas such as healthcare and tax reform, we must enact policies that also improve our nation’s fiscal outlook. Looking ahead, the President and Congress have the opportunity to work together to stabilize our debt and provide a strong foundation for economic growth," said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.
READ MORE February 28, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for February 2017; FCI Value: 60

In the early days of a new administration and Congress, voters have increased expectations for elected leaders to take action on our national debt, and remain deeply concerned about our fiscal outlook.


READ MORE February 28, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for January 2017; FCI Value: 67

In the early days of a new administration and Congress, voters have increased expectations for elected leaders to take action on our national debt, and remain deeply concerned about our fiscal outlook.


READ MORE January 31, 2017
Statement on CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook

“As a new president and Congress take office, one thing hasn’t changed: our nation’s fiscal outlook remains unsustainable," Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said in response to the Congressional Budget Office's Budget and Economic Outlook update.


READ MORE January 24, 2017
Fiscal Confidence Index Results for December 2016; FCI Value: 60

As the year comes to a close, the nation’s fiscal health remains a top concern for voters, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s December Fiscal Confidence Index.


READ MORE January 4, 2017

COALITION FOR FISCAL AND NATIONAL SECURITY

A new statement urging policymakers to stabilize our national debt and renew and rebalance our national security strategies.

THE TAX REFORM OPPORTUNITY

Video: Our tax code is complex, unfair, and insufficient. Learn more about the opportunity we have to reform and improve tax policy.