Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

Author: Peter R. Orszag

In remarks prepared for a postponed Senate Committee on Finance hearing, Peter Orszag argues that the U.S. must address both the weak labor market and an unsustainable fiscal path over the medium and long term.

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Author: Benn Steil

Benn Steil testifies before the Senate on the importance of regulatory reforms to make U.S. markets more resilient to the failures of individual financial institutions. He argues that well capitalized and regulated central derivatives clearinghouses have historically provided the best example of successful "safe-fail" risk management in the derivatives industry.


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Campaign 2012

Campaign 2012

The Secure Visas Act

Author: Edward Alden

Edward Alden testifies before the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. He warns that unnecessary visa delays damage the United States' reputation as a country that champions fairness and due process.


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What Is an Acceptable End-State for Afghanistan?

Author: Richard N. Haass

Richard N. Haass testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about U.S. policy toward Afghanistan, what constitutes an acceptable end-state in that country, and how the United States can best work to bring it about.