National Journal hosts a policy summit that answers how a transformation in transportation energies will fuel America's future.
What alternative fuels are most poised to succeed? What different factors, including both government policies and private-sector movements, will determine the most dominate alternatives? Given the advantages to our environment and economy, should the federal government increase its support for alternative fuels, or is the private sector filling this void-and if so, how? Furthermore, how should environmental concerns be considered in this debate?
Join National Journal for a policy summit convening key government officials, industry experts, and advocates from all sides to discuss the future of American energy as it pertains to our nation's transit systems.
Senator Richard Burr is the sponsor of the Every American Insured Act, a proposed legislation on healthcare reform. Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, he established himself as a passionate legislator on health care issues and worked to restore accountability to the federal government. As a North Carolina Senator, he is dedicated to finding common-sense solutions to increase access to affordable, quality health care for all North Carolina families. Senator Burr is a vocal advocate for our men and women in the military and their families, and for the growing population of veterans across North Carolina.
He serves as the ranking member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee working to improve the quality of health care and service veterans receive. Senator Burr also sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee; the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; the Energy and Natural Resources Committee; and the Indian Affairs Committee.
President, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers
President and Chief Executive Officer, ANGA
Ron Fournier is the senior political columnist and editorial director of National Journal. Prior to joining NJ, he worked at the Associated Press for 20 years, most recently as Washington bureau chief. A Detroit native, Mr. Fournier began his career in Arkansas, first with the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record and then with the Arkansas Democrat and the AP, where he covered the state legislature and Gov. Bill Clinton. In January 1993, Mr. Fournier moved to Washington, where he covered the White House and presidential campaigns for the AP.
President & Chief Executive Officer, American Trucking Associations
Amy Harder reports on the intersection of policy, politics and economics of energy and environment issues for National Journal. This includes covering congressional legislation, executive-branch rulemakings and international policy actions affecting the United States. Harder also moderates the popular Energy & Environment Policy Insiders Discussion, which includes more than 100 experts, advocacy leaders and lawmakers in Washington and around the country. Harder moderates and participates in panel discussions hosted online by National Journal and other organizations. She has appeared on CSPAN, MSNBC, Fox News and NPR, among other media outlets; and she delivers speeches throughout the country on national energy and environment policy.
Before covering energy and environment policy, Harder covered the selection of a new Supreme Court justice as the lead reporter for National Journal’s The Ninth Justice blog. Harder has covered a variety of topics since coming to National Journal in May 2008, including foreign policy, national security and political advertising. Prior to her time here, Harder was a staff writer for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Harder is originally from Washington State and received a B.A. in journalism with honors from Western Washington University.
Environmental Regulatory Affairs Manager, Product Regulatory Office, Honda Motor Company