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Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Alice Rivlin

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Laader Steny H. Hoyer released the following statement today on the passing of Alice Rivlin:

“I was saddened to learn of the passing this morning of Alice Rivlin, who worked her entire career to promote a more stable fiscal outlook for our country and greater economic opportunities for future generations of Americans.  Her loss is a blow to our nation, which she served with distinction in a number of important roles over more than half a century. 

“As the first Director of the Congressional Budget Office, Alice worked tirelessly to ensure that it would always be respected as a nonpartisan resource, providing Members and committees with expert analysis.  Later appointed as the first woman to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget by President Clinton, she advocated for fiscally responsible budgets that paved the way for the surpluses at the end of the 1990’s, when she served as Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve.  During the Obama Administration, Alice served on the National Commission for Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, striving to find bipartisan solutions to our nation’s fiscal challenges, a pursuit she had made a hallmark of her life of service.  Earlier in her career, Alice was involved in implementing the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe’s economy after the Second World War and served in the Johnson Administration as Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. 

“Alice Rivlin will be remembered as one of the great public servants of her generation, who understood the importance of America being able to afford its investments over the long term so our people today and tomorrow can access the opportunities that make the American Dream possible.  I join in expressing my condolences to her husband Sidney as well as her three children and four grandchildren.”

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