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Grappling with the Nation’s Pressing Fiscal Challenges

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February 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

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Featuring Spring 2024 visiting Fellows Rachel Snyderman and Emily Wielk

The U.S. fiscal house stands on shaky ground. Marked by a federal debt that has eclipsed $34 trillion, growing annual deficits, persistent inflation, and rising interest costs, Americans are increasingly frustrated by both the risks they present as well as the partisan gridlock in Washington over how to address them. America’s fiscal challenge is even more acute today given the significant economic issues that the 119th Congress and next administration will immediately face including the debt limit, tax reform, and Social Security and Medicare solvency, to name a few.

Please join us at the Dole Institute as our two Visiting Fellows break down what’s at stake and why fiscal policy will remain front and center in the coming years. What will the potential impact be on our families and communities, nation, and global competitiveness?


This program is presented in partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center.


Rachel Snyderman, Director of Economic Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
Rachel Snyderman serves as the Director of Economic Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Rachel joined the BPC following federal service with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Department of Commerce, and the Office of Management and Budget. Earlier in her career, she worked for EY and Innovations for Poverty Action. She earned her B.A. in Economics and Latin American Studies from Wellesley College and holds an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.


Emily Wielk, Economic Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Center
Emily Wielk is a Policy Analyst for BPC’s Economic Policy Program, where her portfolio includes tax policy, working families support, and educational programming on fiscal policy. Prior to this role, Wielk interned with the EPP team, contributing to projects on tax policy and Social Security. Wielk holds a B.A. Public Policy and Sociology from Gettysburg College and a M.A. in Public Policy and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the George Washington University.


February 8
10:00 am - 11:15 am
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