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    Super Committee Health Goals Need Sound Policy

    If the goal is producing $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion in 10-year savings, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction must think big and produce recommendations with real substance. Nothing could be truer than dealing with the health care savings component. Typically, these negotiations are so focused on reaching the savings … More

    Providing for the Common Defense: The First Duty of the "Supercommittee"

    Members of Congress, prominent military and veterans affairs experts, and Tea Party representatives raised concerns that further cuts to the U.S. military would do irreparable damage to national security, during an event sponsored by the Coalition for a Common Defense on Capitol Hill. The event took place amidst the growing … More

    VIDEO: The Importance of Maintaining a Strong Defense

    As the Super Committee—tasked by Congress to find at least $1.5 trillion in savings from the federal budget—continues it’s work, many are worried about the implications their actions (or inactions) may have for our national security. Erin Van de Voorde set the scene last month: The situation looks bleak. The military … More

    Top 10 Reads: Oct. 03, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. At 50, the Chinook remains the Army’s workhorse – Michael Hoffman, Army Times Graves eyes upper rungs of conservative ladder – Daniel Malloy, The Atlantic Journal-Constitution Lawmakers: Revamp disaster recovery … More

    Debt Ceiling Law Stacks the Deck against Defenders of Defense

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta asserted during a press conference on September 20 that the recently enacted debt ceiling law requires $450 billion in savings from the Department of Defense (DOD) budget over the next 10 years. While this is a widely accepted assertion, it is not accurate. The debt … More

    Simple Steps for Super Committee Transparency

    Roll Call carries op-eds today from the Ripon Society and Heritage debating the merits of Super Committee transparency. Ripon’s Lou Zickar thinks the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction would benefit from privacy. I argue that’s exactly the wrong approach for the most powerful committee in congressional history. As the … More

    Depends on What You Mean by 'Meeting': Super Committee Expected to Be Super Secret

    The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (also known as the “super committee”) met for the first time today. This bipartisan, bicameral committee was created in the law increasing the debt limit and is tasked to find between $1.2 and $1.5 trillion in savings over the next 10 years. Membership … More

    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on Jobs and the Super Committee

    Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by Senior Policy Analyst Curtis Dubay. He is taking your questions on what should be done about jobs, how tax rates effect job growth, and what the Super Committee should focus on. Lunch … More

    Defending Defense: The Threat of the "Super Committee"

    The situation looks bleak. The military faces hundreds of billions of dollars in defense cuts while being involved in three military engagements. On the horizon is the new Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction—a.k.a. the “Super Committee”—and the possibility of a $1 trillion “trigger” that would change the military as … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 17, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. A Politicized Justice Department Strikes Again – Hans von Spakovsky, National Review Online Social Security lies on super committee’s chopping block – Dorothy Zhang, Daily Caller Obama ‘No Child’ Waiver Proposals … More