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On Thursday morning, Oct. 6, The Honorable Alan Simpson, former U.S. senator and co-chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, delivered a keynote address at the Baker Institute conference "Defusing the Debt Bomb: Economic and Fiscal Reform."

The two-day conference, organized by the institute's Tax and Expenditure Policy Program, explored in depth the potential for spending and tax reform in resolving the nation"s debt crisis.

A video of Senator Simpson's speech is below. Learn more about the "Defusing the Debt Bomb: Economic and Fiscal Reform Conference" and other speakers on the event page.