Fixing the National Debt: A Non-Partisan Challenge for Gen Z
- Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
- Economics Department
- Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
- Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)
Join two staff members from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget to explore how they are educating and working with Congress and the public in a nonpartisan manner to improve the federal budget process. Gen Z will have to make crucial budget decisions such as whether to keep funding the military at its current level and if they want to keep Social Security how to make solvent beyond 2034.
Chris Towner is the Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he analyzes budget, tax, health, and retirement policy. Chris manages the day-to-day workflow of the policy team and oversees many of the policy projects the Committee undertakes. He frequently briefs Congressional staff and helps members of the media, educators, and the general public grasp the complex concepts of federal budget policy.
John Schuler is the Assistant Director of Research for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he works on the policy team to conduct analysis on a wide variety of budgetary and economic issues.