TIA’s Littlefield meets with Obama commission

May 23, 2011

Roy Littlefield, executive vice president of the Tire Industry Association (TIA), was invited to meet with members of President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Topics of discussion included economic policy, the budget deficit, our nation's economic outlook, how public policy drives the deficit, and how budget cuts will impact future policy. The meeting took place May 18 in Washington D.C.

Littlefield met with Commission members Judd Gregg, a former U.S. Senator (R-NH) and Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee; David Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell, a leading technology and manufacturing company; and Andy Stern, former President of the Service Employees International Union.

President Obama created the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to address our nation's fiscal challenges. The Commission is charged with identifying policies to improve the fiscal situation in the medium term and to achieve fiscal sustainability over the long run.

After the meeting, Littlefield said, "As members of the President's Commission seek bipartisan solutions to what soon could become a crippling national crisis, I was impressed that the Commission had the respect for both TIA and the tire industry to seek our comments, suggestions, and concerns on topics ranging from health care, to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, regulations, trade, tariffs and small business concerns."

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