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Friday, October 9 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Panel: U.S. Budget and Debt

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The focus is on the breakdown of the federal budget process and possible solutions that could put the country on a more responsible fiscal path. Discussion topics include past problems with the budget process, the federal debt limit, mandatory spending programs, enforcement mechanisms, and other ways to promote a long-term focus as elected officials develop tax and spending plans. 

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Justin Vélez-Hagan

Justin Vélez-Hagan is the founder and executive director of The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, Inc., an economic policy researcher at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and former adjunct professor of economics within the University System of Maryland. His work has been featured in numerous national publications, including: Forbes, Fox News Latino, Politico, The Hill... Read More →

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John Dennis

Secretary, Republican Liberty Caucus
John Dennis is a former three-time candidate in America’s toughest congressional race; running as a Republican against Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco. A two-time former chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of California, Mr. Dennis was born in Jersey City, N.J. in a public housing project. The son of a... Read More →
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Clifford Thies, Ph.D

Eldon R. Lindsey Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Economics and Finance at the Byrd School of Business of Shenandoah University. Previously on the faculties of the University of Baltimore and the University of Montana. | | 1982 Boston College PhD in Economics. | | Author... Read More →
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Michael Smigiel

Candidate for US Congress, Smigiel For Congress
Michael D. Smigiel Sr., is a current United States Congressional Candidate in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District, and a former Maryland State Delegate serving 12 years in the Maryland Statehouse. Elected from 2002 through 2014, Michael held significant leadership positions including... Read More →

Friday October 9, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Trafalgar B

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