Peterson Foundation Convenes Nation's Lawmakers and Policy Experts to Discuss Solutions to the Fiscal Cliff and Long-Term Fiscal Challenges

Nov 14, 2012


Participants in Peter G. Peterson Foundation's morning forum, "Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond," to Include Former Federal Reserve Chairs Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan, National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Congressman Peter Roskam, National Fiscal Commission Co-Chairs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, and former Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag

NEW YORK — As the nation shifts its attention from the election to the major challenge posed by the upcoming Fiscal Cliff, some of the country's most influential voices on fiscal and economic issues will come together at a forum convened by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond. Held on Friday, November 16, the forum will focus on how to address the Fiscal Cliff in the context of America's long-term fiscal and economic challenges.

The forum will feature conversation and insights from top Congressional leaders, two former Fed Chairs, and other leading policymakers. Additionally, five diverse think tanks will present key recommendations for the Administration and Congress. Policy experts from the American Action Forum, the Bipartisan Policy Center, Center for American Progress, Economic Policy Institute, and The Heritage Foundation — four of which participated in last year's Solutions Initiative — will present and discuss updated plans to address the nation's long-term fiscal challenges, and strategies for dealing with the Fiscal Cliff.

For press credentials to attend the event, please e-mail requests to Evie Watt at Space is limited.

WHAT: Post Election: The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond
WHEN: Friday, November 16, 8:15AM–12:00PM
WHERE: The Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, 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

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