2015 Fiscal Summit: Perspectives from the West Wing

May 19, 2015

The lunch session featured a unique bipartisan panel of former White House Chiefs of Staff: Josh Bolten and Andy Card, who served under President George W. Bush, joined Bill Daley, who served under President Barack Obama, for a conversation moderated by Washing Post columnist Ruth Ruth Marcus about intersection of politics and policy in the West Wing.

All three panelists described the political headwinds that can impede efforts to address our nation's long-term fiscal challenges, including competing priorities and the difficulty of communications complex budgetary and economic policy choices to the American people. Still, the panelists offered a number of lessons learned and reasons for optimism going forward.

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