ADVISORY: Steve Rattner on the Economic and Political Legacy of the U.S. Auto Industry Rescue
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, October 9, former Obama administration auto czar Steve Rattner and David Shepardson, D.C. bureau chief of the Detroit News, will join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a candid and wide-ranging conversation about the legacy of the auto industry rescue, how it’s impacting the presidential campaign, and its lessons for economic policymakers. The discussion will be moderated by Tom Perriello, President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund.
The 2009 government rescue of the U.S. auto industry, once controversial, is today widely viewed as a triumph of government policy that prevented the collapse of General Motors, Chrysler Group, and their supply chain—and saved well more than 1 million U.S. jobs. The “auto bailout” remains a fertile source of political debate, however, as it raises crucial questions about the appropriate role of government in supporting economic stability and industries that are essential to a strong U.S. economy.
This is the latest in a yearlong series of events and publications on the importance of the middle class to our economy.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Coffee will be served at 9:00 a.m.
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005