Congressional Dinner


  • Members of Congress

    • Suzan Del Bene (D-WA)

    • Ami Bera (D-CA)

    • Ted Deutch (D-FL)

    • Greg Meeks (D-NY)

    • Seth Moulton (D-MA)

The American Leadership Initiative had a successful policy dinner with five members of Congress and senior staff, along with thought leaders from business, think tank and civil society communities. The discussion centered on developing a new vision for restoring values-based global leadership through smart and robust diplomacy, development and trade policies.

Key discussion topics included:

  • The importance of domestic policies and programs to restore economic opportunity and ensure a safety net for all Americans, which is essential to enable the restoration of American global leadership.  

  • The need to strengthen and reform international alliances and institutions. America cannot go it alone.

  • The need for a coherent strategy to address the rise of China, pursuing a coordinated approach with allies, along with institutional and policy reforms (including at the World Trade Organization).

  • Many countries welcome China’s financial assistance but want it balanced with U.S. involvement. They want the values and diversity that American government, businesses and civil society organizations bring.

  • The U.S. needs to stay engaged internationally in order to set international rules for the future.

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