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BPC at the Conventions: Priorities. Policies. Solutions.

By Rachael Gresson

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Bipartisan Policy Center, in partnership with the Milken Institute, hosted a series of policy forums at both national political conventions.

We gathered a diverse group of business and political leaders to provide insights on how the next president and Congress can make progress in 2017 and beyond. The discussions hit on entrepreneurship and economic growth, global competitiveness and tax policy, and medical and health innovation.

Speakers at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland included House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), EY Global Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger, Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, and CNBC Contributor Larry Kudlow.

We were joined in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention by former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, BPC Co-Founder and former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, BPC Senior Fellow and former Sen. Byron Dorgan, BPC Senior Fellow and former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, and former Rep. Allyson Schwartz.

See below for highlights from both events.

BPC at the RNC

July 20, 2016 – Heinen’s of Downtown Cleveland

The first panel at the RNC included (from left) CNBC Contributor Larry Kudlow, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), Milken Institute's Chief Research Officer Ross DeVol, and EY Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger.
The first panel at the RNC included (from left) CNBC Contributor Larry Kudlow, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), the Milken Institute’s Chief Research Officer Ross DeVol, and EY Chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger.
Panelists: Center for Financial Markets Senior Fellow Ed DeMarco, Clear Path Founder and CEO Jay Faison, and SkyBridge Captial Founder and Co-Managing Partner Anthony Scaramucci
Panelists (from left): the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets Senior Fellow Ed DeMarco, Clear Path Founder and CEO Jay Faison, and SkyBridge Captial Founder and Co-Managing Partner Anthony Scaramucci

The final RNC panel: Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, Milken Institute's FasterCures Executive Director Margaret Anderson, and Celgene Executive Chairman Bob Hugin
The final RNC panel (from left): Pfizer Chief Medical Officer Freda Lewis-Hall, the Milken Institute’s FasterCures Executive Director Margaret Anderson, and Celgene Executive Chairman Bob Hugin

BPC at the DNC

July 27, 2016 – Union League of Philadelphia

BPC President Jason Grumet opens the forum at the Union League in Philadelphia.
BPC President Jason Grumet opens the forum at the Union League in Philadelphia.

The first panel at the DNC included the Milken Institute's Center for Financial Markets Executive Director Staci Warden, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, Nuclear Energy Institute COO Maria Korsnick, the Milken Institute's Center for Financial Markets Senior Fellow Ed DeMarco, and former Sen. Byron Dorgan.
The first panel at the DNC included (from left) the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets Executive Director Staci Warden, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros, Nuclear Energy Institute COO Maria Korsnick, the Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets Senior Fellow Ed DeMarco, and former Sen. Byron Dorgan.

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The Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets Senior Fellow Ed DeMarco (left) and former Sen. Byron Dorgan

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The final DNC panel (from left): former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, former Rep. Allyson Schwartz, Washington Council EY Senior Manager Heather Meade, former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, and the Milken Institute’s FasterCures Executive Director Margaret Anderson.

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (left) and former Rep. Allyson Schwartz
Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (left) and former Rep. Allyson Schwartz


For more of analysis and events on the 2016 presidential and congressional elections, visit BPC’s Election 2016 center.

KEYWORDS: 2016, ALLYSON SCHWARTZ, HENRY CISNEROS, PAUL RYAN, TOM DASCHLE