By Walter Alarkon - 04/15/10 04:25 PM EDT
Former President Bill Clinton and members of the White House bipartisan fiscal commission will headline a summit in Washington organized by deficit hawks later this month.
The National Fiscal Summit, which will feature interviews with Clinton, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag and the co-chairmen of President Barack Obama's fiscal panel, is scheduled for April 28 and is being sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, which has called for a plan to rein in deficits expected to average nearly $1 trillion over the next decade.
The summit will take place a day after Obama's commission will hold its first meeting. The White House is looking to the panel, which includes lawmakers from both parties and economic experts appointed by Obama, to produce proposals to get deficits down to sustainable levels.
Obama's panel will be chaired by former Sen. Alan Simpson (R-Wyo.) and former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles.
Here's the list of other participants in the Peterson summit:
John Castellani, President, Business Roundtable
Elliott Fisher, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and Director for the Center for Health Policy Research
Alan Greenspan, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve (by video)
Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH), Ranking Member, Senate Budget Committee and Member, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Lawrence Mishel, President of Economic Policy Institute
Peter G. Peterson, Founder and Chairman, Peter G. Peterson Foundation
John Podesta, President and CEO of The Center for American Progress
Alice Rivlin, Founding Director, CBO and former OMB Director and Member, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
John Rother, Executive Vice President for Policy, AARP
Robert Rubin, Former Secretary of the Treasury
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Ranking Member, House Budget Committee, and Member, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer, The Center for American Progress
Paul Volcker, Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve (by video)
David Walker, President & CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation