Ribble goes 'On the Issues' to discuss national debt at Marquette Law School

October 5, 2016


MILWAUKEE — U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble will be the featured guest in an upcoming "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

It was one of the biggest issues in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles: what to do about the nation's deficit and long-term debt. But in 2016, there's been far less discussion of the nation's fiscal health, even though a recent Congressional Budget Office report warned of substantial risks to the country if current laws governing taxes and spending did not change.

Ribble, a Republican who represents the 8th Congressional District of Wisconsin, wants to see more focus on our fiscal challenges, and has introduced legislation to address what he sees as a looming crisis, including a measure aimed at saving Social Security for future generations.

Ribble was elected to Congress in 2010 and has been recognized as a "Fiscal Hero" by The Campaign to Fix the Debt, a national, non-partisan group. The northeastern Wisconsin businessman has also been a member of the "Problem Solvers Caucus" on Capitol Hill. During his appearance at the Law School, Ribble will discuss key fiscal issues facing the nation. He'll also address his decision to leave Congress, and this year's presidential contest.

Gousha, an award-winning television journalist, is the Law School's distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His "On the Issues" series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School's commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha's "On the Issues" conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region's leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

Public seating for the event is at capacity; registration for a waiting list is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.