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Senators Cassidy and Hassan Discuss Bipartisan COVID Relief

December 15th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, and Concord's Policy Director, Tori Gorman. They discuss the bipartisan COVID-19 relief legislation that Cassidy and Hassan co-sponsored and helped negotiate, including what's in the package, why the relief is important, the progress made by this bipartisan working group, and the future of this legislation.

Building Bridges for People and Policy

December 9th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, Concord's Policy Director, Tori Gorman, Concord's National Field Director, Phil Smith, Dr. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, and Kwanza Hall, Congressman for Georgia’s 5th District. They discuss economic trends, fiscal and monetary policy, what should be considered for the next COVID-19 relief package, as well as what it is like to serve in Congress and complete the term of legend and civil rights hero, the late Congressman John Lewis.

Busting Myths and Taking Gambles

December 1st, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, Director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Funding America’s Future, Ben Ritz, and Brian Riedl, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. They discuss Ritz’ article in Forbes, titled “How Deficits Could Cripple The Biden Agenda – And How He Can Overcome Them,” and Riedl’s article in the National Review, titled “Spending, Tax, and Deficit Myths Exposed.” 

Relief for the Vulnerable and Biden’s First Budget

November 24th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, Policy Director, Tori Gorman, and Phil Sletten, senior policy analyst at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute. They discuss how the most vulnerable populations in New Hampshire have been impacted by the pandemic, why the first budget of a new presidential administration is important and the latest on the congressional appropriations process, COVID-19 relief and economic data.

Involuntary Exit: COVID’s Impact on Working Moms

November 18th, 2020

On the latest Facing the Future, I was joined by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, Policy Director, Tori Gorman, economist Diane Lim and journalist and podcast host Katherine Goldstein. We discussed multiple-job holders in the labor force and their impact on the economy, with a focus on women and mothers in the workforce and how they are being affected by the pandemic.

Remembering Rudman & Dealmaking in Divided Government

November 11th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, Policy Director, Tori Gorman, Jon Lieber, managing director at the Eurasia Group, and attorney Brad Cook. They discuss the leadership and legacy of the late U.S. Senator for New Hampshire, Warren B. Rudman, on the fortieth anniversary of his first campaign for the Senate, as well as the process and implications of policymaking in a potentially-divided federal government.

The Next Four Years: Challenges and Opportunities

November 3rd, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, and Policy Director, Tori Gorman. They discuss the fiscal and economic challenges facing the President and Congress over the next four years as well as action-forcing events on fiscal policy.

Pro-Growth Workforce Training, Federal R&D

October 28th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, Urban Institute Fellow, Bob Lerman, and Rob Atkinson, president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. They discuss how workforce investment and training and federal research and development can improve workforce productivity and long-term economic growth.

Pro-Growth, Legal Immigration

October 20th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, Concord’s Policy Director, Tori Gorman, and Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former Congressional Budget Office director. They discuss how legal immigration reform fits into the long-term economic growth conversation, as well as how the pandemic has impacted the economy and the nation's fiscal health.

Pro-Growth Social Security Reform

October 13th, 2020

Chase is joined on the show by Concord Coalition Executive Director, Bob Bixby, Concord’s Policy Director, Tori Gorman, and Sr. Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Marc Goldwein. They discuss Goldwein’s paper on pro-growth Social Security reform and how it might need to be adapted in the post-COVID era, how presidential candidates are approaching fiscal policy right now and the status of pandemic-relief legislation negotiations.

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