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Peterson Foundation Statement on the Passing of Alice Rivlin
“Alice was a pioneering leader, a committed public servant and a dedicated advocate for fiscal responsibility and sensible solutions,” Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation READ MORE May 14, 2019
Peterson Foundation: New CBO Report Shows Unsustainable Path Forward
“Today’s CBO report demonstrates America’s dangerous and irresponsible fiscal path. Deficits will soon reach $1 trillion annually and grow from there, with no end in sight or plan for the future," Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation READ MORE May 2, 2019
In Growing Economy, Voters See Critical Opportunity to Regain Control of the Budget, Future
“The economy is growing, but so is the federal deficit, and that’s highly unusual.” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation. READ MORE April 30, 2019
Peterson Foundation on Social Security, Medicare Trustees Reports: Doing Nothing Today Means Cuts Tomorrow
The latest trustees reports make clear that Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries face substantial cuts in the near future unless policymakers take action to make these vital programs solvent. READ MORE April 22, 2019
Voters Across Party Lines Hold Serious Concerns About Nation’s Fiscal Condition as U.S. Debt Continues To Rise
“The vast majority of Americans across party lines continue to urge national leaders to manage the debt,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation. READ MORE March 26, 2019
Peterson on February Deficit: The Definition of Unsustainable
Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, commented today following the release of the Monthly Treasury Statement, which showed a deficit of $234 billion. READ MORE March 22, 2019
US 2050 Conference Explores Trends that Will Shape America’s Future
Unique Research Project from Peterson Foundation and Ford Foundation Convenes Authors of 31 New Papers Exploring America’s Most Significant Long-Term Challenges READ MORE March 22, 2019
Peterson Foundation Statement on President’s Budget
“Today’s proposal marks the beginning of the budget process, and it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation. READ MORE March 11, 2019
As National Debt Reaches $22 Trillion, Voters Are Deeply Concerned about America’s Fiscal Outlook
“The vast majority of Americans across party lines, including younger voters, are calling on the President and Congress to take action on our national debt,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation. READ MORE February 26, 2019
Peterson Foundation Statement on National Debt Reaching $22 Trillion

“Reaching this unfortunate milestone so rapidly is the latest sign that our fiscal situation is not only unsustainable, but accelerating," Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.

READ MORE February 12, 2019
Peterson: State of the Union Address Must Acknowledge Dangerous Fiscal Outlook

“No review of the state of our union is complete without acknowledging our nation’s high and rising debt," Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.

READ MORE February 5, 2019
Record Drop in Americans’ Fiscal Confidence Amid Shutdown Battle and Partisan Gridlock

“Washington’s failure to address the national debt and critical budgetary issues has a direct negative effect on Americans’ confidence,” said Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peterson Foundation.

READ MORE January 29, 2019
Peterson Foundation: CBO Confirms Dangerous Fiscal Path

“CBO has once again provided clear evidence that we must do something about America’s dangerous fiscal situation," Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.

READ MORE January 28, 2019
Peterson Foundation Statement on Temporary End to Shutdown

“This shutdown has negatively affected the lives of millions of Americans, disrupted essential government services, and unnecessarily harmed the economy." Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.

READ MORE January 25, 2019
Peterson Foundation Statement on House Rules Package and Return to PAYGO

“This new rules package includes important reforms that can help encourage fiscal responsibility." Michael A. Peterson, CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, said.

READ MORE January 4, 2019
Vast Majority of Americans Urge President and New Congress to Make Nation’s Fiscal Challenges a Top Priority

With a new Congress set to convene in the midst of a costly government shutdown, Americans hold deep concerns and a widespread belief that the country is moving in the wrong direction when it comes to the national debt.

READ MORE January 3, 2019

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