Pelosi Announces Forum Participants

Posted October 10, 2008 at 4:52pm

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Friday the panel of economists that will meet with House Democratic leaders on Monday in a closed-door economic forum.

Pelosi organized the meeting to discuss economic conditions and efforts to develop a potential $150 billion stimulus package that Democrats are aiming to bring forward this year.

Forum participants will include Iowa Gov. Chet Culver; Jared Bernstein of the Economic Policy Institute; Doug Elmendorf and Alice Rivlin of the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution; William Hambrecht of Hambrecht & Quist; Robert Kuttner, distinguished senior fellow at Demos; Arthur Levitt of the Carlyle Group and the former chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission; Allen Sinai of Decision Economics Inc.; Joseph Stiglitz, professor at Columbia University and chair of the Columbia Committee on Global Thought; and Lawrence Summers, professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School and former Treasury secretary.

Forum participants will pose for photos at 10 a.m. before meeting in the Speaker’s Conference Room. Participants will also hold a press availability after the forum at 12:15 p.m.