May 2016 Economic Policy Evening

The ACCF devoted its May 2016 salon to the discussion of Presidential Candidates, Populism & US Economic Policy. This was also the unofficial launch of ACCF’s 2016 Election Project which is co-chaired by Tom Ridge, former Republican Governor of Pennsylvania and Secretary of Homeland Security Representative; Jim Jones, former Democratic Chairman of the House Budget Committee; Jim McCrery, former Republican Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee; Dave McCurdy, former Democratic Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a founder of the Democratic Leadership Council. The ACCF 2016 Election Project is a bipartisan campaign to work closely with advisors to the presidential candidates to encourage pro-growth economic policies.

Members of Congress included:

Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD);
Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN);
Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND);
Representative Renee Ellmers (R-NC);
Representative Hank Johnson (D-GA);
Representative Peter Welch (D-VT)

Members of the Media included:

Jesse Byrnes, Political Reporter, The Hill;
James Downie, Digital Opinions Editor, Washington Post;
Ryan Grim, Washington Bureau Chief, The Huffington Post and an MSNBC Contributor;
Charles Lane, Editorial Writer, Washington Post and Fox News Commentator
Kristina Peterson, Congressional Reporter, Wall Street Journal;
Jacqueline Policastro, Washington Bureau Chief, Gray Television