On May 15th, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation brought together leaders from government, policy, academia, and the media for the 2012 Fiscal Summit: America's Case for Action. With a national election that fall, and critical fiscal deadlines at the end of the year, policymakers faced a prime opportunity to set America on a fiscally sustainable path.
Through speeches, interviews, and panel discussions, as well as videos featuring Americans from across the country, the Fiscal Summit explored the potential for progress and the importance of building bipartisan consensus to generate the political will for action.
President Bill Clinton
Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
Speaker John Boehner
(R-OH) Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Secretary of the Treasury
Senator Rob Portman
(R-OH) Former Member, Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Representative Paul Ryan
(R-WI) Chairman, House Budget Committee
Representative Chris Van Hollen
(D-MD) Ranking Member, House Budget Committee
Representative Xavier Becerra
(D-CA) Vice Chair, House Democratic Caucus
Senator Alan K. Simpson
(R-WY) Co-Chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Mayor Michael A. Nutter
City of Philadelphia
Special Correspondent, NBC News
Anchor, Erin Burnett OutFront and Chief Business & Economics Correspondent, CNN
Chairman and CEO, The Travelers Companies, Inc.
John F. Harris
Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder, POLITICO
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center
Political Correspondent, The Daily Beast / Newsweek
Anchor, Good Morning America and This Week with George Stephanopolous
Economics Editor and Columnist, The Wall Street Journal
Co-Anchor, PBS NewsHour
Panels & Speakers
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