Leading experts and policymakers from across the political spectrum gathered on May 11, 2016, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the fiscal and economic priorities for the next president, at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2016 Fiscal Summit: Leadership for a Secure Future. The Foundation’s seventh-annual Fiscal Summit explored the leadership required to solve our long-term fiscal challenges and secure America’s economic future.
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Pete Peterson, Founder and Chairman, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Michael A. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum; Former Director, Congressional Budget Office
Robert Reischauer, President Emeritus, Urban Institute; Former Director, Congressional Budget Office
MODERATOR: Ruth Marcus, Columnist, The Washington Post
Admiral Michael G. Mullen, USN (Ret.); 17th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; President, MGM Consulting Chairman, Coalition for Fiscal and National Security
Secretary Chuck Hagel, 24th U.S. Secretary of Defense; Former U.S. Senator; Member, Coalition for Fiscal and National Security
Senator Sam Nunn, Former U.S. Senator; Co-Chairman and CEO, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Member, Coalition for Fiscal and National Security
MODERATOR: David E. Sanger, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times
Senator Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget and Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
MODERATOR: John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent, CNBC; Political Writer, The New York Times
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations and Committee on the Budget
INTERVIEWERS: Mark Halperin, Co-Managing Editor, Bloomberg Politics; Co-Host, MSNBC and Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect. John Heilemann, Co-Managing Editor, Bloomberg Politics; Co-Host, MSNBC and Bloomberg’s With All Due Respect.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services and Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
INTERVIEWER: Dana Bash, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN
Sam Clovis, National Co-Chair and Chief Policy Advisor, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.
David Kamin, Economic Policy Advisor to Hillary for America
INTERVIEWER: John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent, CNBC; Political Writer, The New York Times
Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Carroll Doherty, Director of Political Research, Pew Research Center
James Pethokoukis, Editor, AEIdeas; and Dewitt Wallace Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
MODERATOR: Neil King Jr., Global Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal