Peterson Foundation to Convene 3rd Annual Fiscal Summit in Washington on May 15th
Participants to include President Bill Clinton, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, Senator Rob Portman, Congressman Paul Ryan, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Xavier Becerra, and National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chair Alan Simpson
NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Against the backdrop of the upcoming elections, and with a series of key fiscal deadlines approaching at the end of the year, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's 2012 Fiscal Summit: America's Case for Action features the nation's leading experts and elected officials in discussions about the fiscal, economic, and political crossroads facing the country.
Last year, the 2011 Fiscal Summit brought together an unprecedented gathering of stakeholders from across the political spectrum to discuss a range of concrete, comprehensive solutions to our long-term fiscal challenges. This year's summit will explore opportunities for compromise and establish the urgent need for action on these challenges, as well as highlight the voices of engaged citizens from across the country. The 2012 Fiscal Summit will work to generate the momentum necessary to motivate lawmakers to take action essential to preserving the American Dream.
Participants include President Bill Clinton, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, Senator Rob Portman, Congressman Paul Ryan, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Xavier Becerra, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform Co-Chair Alan Simpson, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Jay Fishman, Chairman and CEO of The Travelers Companies, Inc., Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, Carmen Reinhart, Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Patricia Murphy, Capitol Hill Bureau Chief, Politics Daily, Foundation Chairman Peter G. Peterson, and Foundation President Michael A. Peterson.
Confirmed discussion moderators include Tom Brokaw, Erin Burnett, John Harris, George Stephanopoulos, Judy Woodruff, and David Wessel. More information, including the day's agenda, will be available at the Fiscal Summit website over the coming week.
For Press Credentials To Attend the Fiscal Summit, Please Register at the Summit Website:
2012 Fiscal Summit: America's Case for Action
May 15, 2012 8:30AM – 4:00PM
Press Call: 8:00 AM
The Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
About the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization established by Pete Peterson – businessman, philanthropist, and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce. The Foundation is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of key long-term fiscal challenges threatening America's future and to accelerating action on them. To address these challenges successfully, we work to bring Americans together to find and implement sensible, long-term solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results. To learn more, please visit www.PGPF.org.
SOURCE Peter G. Peterson Foundation
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