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Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit Convenes Nation’s Leaders To Discuss “Rising Debt in a Changing Economy”
Set Against Backdrop of a Dynamic Political, Policy and Economic Landscape, the 2017 Fiscal Summit will Explore the Legislative Agenda, Its Connection to Our Growing National Debt, and Solutions to Put Us on a Better Path
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. John McCain, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Charlie Dent, Business Roundtable President and CEO Josh Bolten, ADM (Ret.) Mike Mullen, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Atul Gawande and more to Appear
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2017) — Leading voices and policymakers from across the political spectrum gather today to discuss the national policy agenda, its connection to our growing national debt, and solutions to put us on a better path, at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2017 Fiscal Summit: Rising Debt in a Changing Economy. The Foundation’s eighth-annual Fiscal Summit will explore the significant fiscal implications of current reform proposals, and examine the opportunities that exist to ensure policy solutions are sustainable, fiscally responsible, and supportive of economic growth.
“Addressing our nation’s unprecedented and unsustainable debt is critical to securing a strong, growing economy of the future,” said Pete Peterson, Founder and Chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. “At today’s Fiscal Summit, America’s leading experts and policymakers will share their ideas and recommendations for putting our nation on a solid and sustainable fiscal path in order to ensure widely shared economic prosperity and opportunity for the next generation.”
“As Congress and a new administration explore major changes in key areas — healthcare, taxes, infrastructure, trade, and more — our fiscal condition is as important as ever,” said Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. “America’s fiscal outlook is connected to all these issues because our national debt threatens our economy and weakens our ability to address our most important budget priorities. The good news is that solutions exist, and today’s Summit will explore policy options to put us on a better path.”
2017 Summit participants will include:
Moderators and interviewers for the Summit will include:
The day’s agenda will feature:
More information about the Summit is available at: www.fiscalsummit.org.
About the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the nature and urgency of key 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.