The Peter G. Peterson Foundation's Fiscal Summit is the premier annual gathering dedicated to addressing our nation's long-term debt and improving our economic future.
The Fiscal Summit debuted in 2010 and is a key event for the Foundation to build consensus and support for putting America on a sustainable long-term fiscal path.
2018 Fiscal Summit: Debt Matters
May 10th in Washington, D.C.
As the 2018 campaign gets underway within a rapidly changing policy environment, America’s unsustainable fiscal condition remains a transcendent threat to our collective future. Over just the course of the past year, significant tax and spending measures have made our nation’s fiscal outlook considerably worse. This recent legislation, coupled with existing structural deficits, makes our rising debt a pressing risk to our economy.
As interest rates continue to rise and we return to trillion-dollar deficits as early as next year, we will face increased budgetary pressures. Absent a change in course, we will confront reduced public and private investments, less flexibility to deal with future crises, and diminishing economic opportunities for Americans.
Now, while the economy is strong, it is time to face the challenge anew, and reset our priorities to create the conditions for sustained economic growth and prosperity into the future. The 2018 Fiscal Summit will reiterate the urgent need for a fiscal reset, and examine how we can refocus the nation on building a fiscally sustainable path for America.