Testimonies and Speeches

The NCPA has a highly effective office in Washington, D.C. that sponsors Capitol Hill briefings, conferences and testimony by NCPA experts before congressional committees. The NCPA serves as a source of "outside the Beltway" thinking for Capitol Hill deliberations.

  • Feb 07, 2003

    Statement before the Democratic Policy Committees of the U.S. Congress

    Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to discuss the administration's budget request for FY 2004. I would just like to emphasize at the outset that I am not an administration official and do not in any way speak for the administration. Furthermore, while I am generally sympathetic with the administration's philosophy, I don't necessarily support every particular of its budget priorities. I am here speaking only for myself and not on behalf of the National Center for Policy Analysis, the Bush Administration, the Republican Party or anyone else.


  • Feb 14, 2002

    Statement before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate

    Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to testify this morning on the question of raising the debt ceiling. I would like to make three main points. First, the debt subject to limit is a declining portion of the federal government's total indebtedness. Second, the debt held by the public is a declining portion of the debt subject to limit. And third, there is no evidence that changes in any measure of debt have a significant impact on interest rates.


  • Sep 17, 2001

    Financial Leaders Urge Investors To Buy Stock

    As the financial world braces for U.S. markets to open this morning many financial leaders from legendary investor Warren Buffett to Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill to President Bush and Vice President Cheney are calling on investors to be bullish and invest in America.


  • Sep 04, 2001

    U.S. Senate, Texas Will Miss Phil Gramm's Leadership

    NCPA President John C. Goodman issued the following statement following Senator Phil Gramm's announcement that he will not seek re-election:


  • Jul 23, 2001

    Investing Social Security surplus in the stock market is less risky than doing nothing

    Investing the Social Security surplus in the stock market is less risky than maintaining the status quo, according to a study released today by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University.