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BPC Experts Available for Comment on SOTU

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Washington, D.C. – President Obama will give his final State of the Union speech tonight, laying out his vision for the last year of his presidency. Bipartisan Policy Center experts are available before and after the speech for comment and analysis. Use the links below to view their bios, and contact Jordan LaPier at [email protected] to request an interview.

Economic Policy

Steve Bell, senior director of economic policy, former Senate Budget Committee staff director

Financial Regulation

Aaron Klein, director of the Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative, former Obama administration Treasury official

Foreign Policy, National Security, ISIS, Iran

Blaise Misztal, director of national security

Health Care

Bill Hoagland, senior vice president, former Senate Budget Committee staff director (Affordable Care Act, Medicare)

Lisel Loy, director of the Prevention Initiative

Janet Marchibroda, director of health innovation, former HHS coordinator for health IT (medical innovation)

Dr. Anand Parekh, senior advisor, former HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (senior health and housing)


Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration policy, former Department of Homeland Security official

Legislative Process and Congressional Reform

John Fortier, director of the Democracy Project