Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Panetta, Daniels, and Penny Offer Recommendations to President-elect Trump

Dec 1, 2016
Co-Chairs

President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office facing the highest national debt burden of any new president in history other than President Truman during World War II. He will also face a number of known and unforeseen economic and fiscal challenges over his term, with the first 100 days playing a large part in defining his presidency while offering an opportunity to lay the groundwork for progress.

On December 1, 2016, in Washington, DC, we convened an event featuring former Secretary of Defense and White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta, former Governor and OMB Director Mitch Daniels, and former Congressman Tim Penny, Co-Chairs of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. They unveiled an open memo with concrete steps the newly elected President should take early in his administration to lay the foundation for a stronger economy and more sustainable fiscal future.

Read the memo.