NCPA to Host Forum and Release New Study Comparing Plans

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 21, 1999) — Several serious solutions for reforming Social Security have emerged in the U.S. Congress, including those with bipartisan support. Every plan takes a step in the right direction, including Kolbe-Stenholm, Archer-Shaw, Gramm-Domenici and the Senate Bipartisan Coalition proposal. What is in each of these plans and how are they different? What works and what doesn't? Is there a way to combine what works from each plan into one consensus alternative? Discussing these questions and more will be Dr. John C. Goodman, President of the National Center for Policy Analysis and Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow with the Heritage Foundation at a forum on Monday, Sept. 27, moderated by Brad Belt of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Dr. Carolyn Weaver, Director of Social Security and Pension Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, will deliver a concluding commentary. In conjunction with the forum, the NCPA will also release the first comprehensive comparative analysis of each of the major reform proposals.

WHO: JOHN C. GOODMAN, National Center for Policy Analysis; DAN MITCHELL, Heritage Foundation; CAROLYN WEAVER, American Enterprise Institute; BRAD BELT, Center for Strategic & International Studies

WHAT: Seeking Consensus On Social Security Reform

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

WHERE: Center For Strategic & International Studies Conference Center, 1800 K Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.