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Jason Grumet    

Founder & President of the Bipartisan Policy Center

Jason Grumet, founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, is respected on both sides of the aisle for his innovative approach to improving government effectiveness and impacting public policy.

Over the last decade, BPC has combined the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Under Grumet’s leadership, BPC has harnessed the power of collaboration to advocate for principled and politically viable policy solutions to major policy challenges facing our country. Most recently in the 114th Congress, BPC successfully impacted legislation to improve the development of life-saving medical treatments; remove arbitrary barriers to exporting oil; modernize regulations on toxic chemicals; strengthen Medicare; and extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

In 2001, Grumet founded and directed the National Commission on Energy Policy, which produced a comprehensive set of policy recommendations many of which were incorporated into the 2005 Energy Policy Act. Grumet led the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management where he expanded the organization’s technical and advocacy capabilities and increased its presence in national policy discussions.

Grumet regularly authors commentaries and editorials in national publications, as well as participates in various broadcast interviews on major cable news networks. He frequently speaks at national forums, testifies before Congress, and is regularly sought out by policymakers and business leaders.

Grumet’s first book, "City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy," was released in September 2014.

Grumet received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and J.D. from Harvard University. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife and three children.

Speech Topics

Energy and Environment: a Practical Roadmap for America

Solving the energy crisis—which enfolds environmental, security, and economic issues—may be this administration's biggest challenge. In this hopeful, clear-eyed and pragmatic talk, Jason Grumet shows us how America can adopt an energy and environment policy that will be acceptable to Congress and to a large percentage of Americans, and which makes sense for all stakeholders, including industry, politicians, citizens and the environment. It's a tough task. But it's one that Grumet, with his extensive expertise on energy issues and his insider's knowledge of Washington, can do without parallel.

American Healthcare: A Bipartisan Path to True Reform

Recent health care debates have been constructive, but disappointingly partisan. Good ideas abound, but are dismissed outright simply for having originated on the wrong side of the political spectrum. It's "politics as usual," with American citizens caught in the crossfire. How can we pass a robust health care plan when our leaders refuse to engage their peers on the other side? In this talk, Jason Grumet draws on his tireless work with top-ranking Republicans and Democrats to focus on solutions that will work, regardless of where they came from. The best ideas, he shows us, are beholden to no single political ideology—and they are too important to ignore. The stakes are simply too high. A leading bipartisan voice, Grumet breaks down political boundaries and lays out an invigorating, comprehensive and actionable blue print for health care reform.

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