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John Podesta

Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors

John Podesta is the founder and chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for coordinating the administration’s climate policy and initiatives. In 2008, he served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition team. He was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Podesta previously served as White House chief of staff to President William J. Clinton. He chaired Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in 2016.

Latest by John Podesta

Revamping Federal Climate Science Report
 (An iceberg is seen on the Weddell Sea near the Antarctic Peninsula on February 1, 2020.)

Revamping Federal Climate Science

The urgency of the climate crisis requires day one executive action to restore scientific integrity and rebuild the federal climate science apparatus.

John Podesta, Bidisha Bhattacharyya, Bianca Majumder

Battling Climate Change in the Time of Trump Report

Battling Climate Change in the Time of Trump

The Trump administration has caused nothing but despair for most people anxious about climate change, but there is an alternative path for making progress that could also help to keep this nightmare short lived.

John Podesta

Reforming Our Tax System, Reducing Our Deficit Report
In order to secure our fiscal future and achieve meaningful deficit reduction over the next 10 years, we need a plan that combines progressive, revenue-enhancing tax reform with pragmatic spending cuts that do not undermine the middle class, the poor, or seniors. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Reforming Our Tax System, Reducing Our Deficit

In order to secure our fiscal future and achieve meaningful deficit reduction over the next 10 years, we need a plan that combines progressive, revenue-enhancing tax reform with pragmatic spending cuts that do not undermine the middle class, the poor, or seniors.

Roger Altman, William Daley, John Podesta, 8 More Robert Rubin, Leslie Samuels, Lawrence H. Summers, Neera Tanden, Antonio Weiss, Michael Ettlinger, Seth Hanlon, Michael Linden

The Case for Just Jobs Report
Ensuring the enforcement of labor standards and social protection helps create a more even playing field so that countries with lower levels of development than other countries cannot leverage poor labor standards as a competitive strategy. (AP/Rajesh Nirgude)

The Case for Just Jobs

Just jobs raise living standards for millions of people and serve as instruments for promoting global stability and security, write John Podesta and Sabina Dewan.

John Podesta, Sabina Dewan, Isha Vij

A Focus on Competitiveness Report
An American flag waves outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (AP/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A Focus on Competitiveness

Report from John Podesta, Sarah Rosen Wartell, and Jitinder Kohli outlines a framework for making the United States more economically competitive.

John Podesta, Sarah Rosen Wartell, Jitinder Kohli

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