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SOURCE Peter G. Peterson Foundation
America's pre-eminent experts and leading policymakers highlight connection between nation's long-term debt and economic growth, opportunity, mobility, and prosperity
Participants include House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray, Senator Rob Portman, House Republican Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan and other leaders
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Top lawmakers and policy experts convene today in Washington for a discussion about America's economic future at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's fifth annual Fiscal Summit. With keynotes from President Bill Clinton and Governor Chris Christie, the 2014 Fiscal Summit: Our Economic Future highlights the connection between a strong fiscal foundation and a growing, thriving economy.
The Fiscal Summit convenes preeminent voices from across the political spectrum – including elected officials, economic policy experts, business leaders and members of the media – to examine the interconnected relationship between addressing our nation's long-term debt and achieving economic opportunity, mobility and growth, now and in the future. Conversations will focus on how the fiscal policy choices that are made today will impact our nation's ability to compete, innovate, and lead tomorrow.
"Our nation's economic health depends on its fiscal health," said Foundation Chairman Peter G. Peterson. "Our growing long-term debt threatens to constrain our options and crowd out our ability to make critical investments in our future, in areas like infrastructure, research and development, and education. Getting our fiscal house in order means we'll be able to ensure a strong economic future, with vibrant economic growth and shared prosperity."
"Fiscal reform is not an end in itself – it is a means to improving people's lives through a growing, thriving economy," said Foundation President and COO Michael A. Peterson. "A strong fiscal foundation will drive economic growth by increasing access to capital and enhancing confidence, and will give America a greater ability to innovate and compete in the future. Americans understand the fiscal-economic connection, and overwhelming majorities agree that they will have more mobility and opportunity if our nation gets its fiscal house in order."
2014 Summit participants include:
The Summit will also feature a series of videos spotlighting perspectives from a range of leaders in business, technology, academia, and social advocacy, including:
Interviewers and Moderators include:
More information about the Summit is available here: www.fiscalsummit.org.
Earlier this week, the Peterson Foundation published polling results measuring public sentiment on the national debt and its impact on economic growth. Key findings of the survey include:
For more poll results, please click here.
About the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that 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 www.pgpf.org
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