The Peter G. Peterson Foundation held its fifth annual Fiscal Summit on May 14, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The Summit, titled Our Economic Future, convened a range of the nation’s preeminent thought leaders and policymakers to discuss the connection between fiscal health and economic strength.
Building a strong fiscal foundation — where spending and revenue are in general balance and the long-term debt is stabilized at a reasonable level — will help ensure the conditions for economic growth and opportunity for all Americans. Improving our long-term fiscal picture will help foster an environment with greater access to capital, more private investment, improved business and consumer confidence, and the ability to invest in priorities like education, research and development, and infrastructure.
The 2014 Fiscal Summit explored what we, as a nation, have to gain if we act now to strengthen our fiscal foundation; promote a growing, thriving economy; and ensure that our future isn’t diminished by our past.
President Bill Clinton
Founder of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States
Governor Chris Christie
(R-NJ) Governor of New Jersey
Sheila C. Bair
Former Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Senior Advisor, The Pew Charitable Trusts
President Emeritus, Univ. of North Carolina; Co-Chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility & Reform
President, Business Roundtable
President of Greenspan Associates; Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board
Dean and Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Alan B. Krueger
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
Senator Patty Murray
(D-WA) Chairman, Senate Budget Committee
Representative Nancy Pelosi
(D-CA) House Democratic Leader
Senator Rob Portman
(R-OH) Member, Senate Budget and Finance Committees; Former Member, Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Representative Peter Roskam
(R-IL) House Republican Chief Deputy Whip
Chief Washington Correspondent, Bloomberg Television
Congressional Correspondent, CBS News
Moderator / Managing Editor, Washington Week; Co-Anchor / Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
Reporter, Washington Post
Chief Washington Correspondent and Anchor of Face the Nation, CBS News
Chief Economic Correspondent, POLITICO
Panels & Speakers
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