Alan K. Simpson

Alan Simpson served as United States Senator from Wyoming for 18 years. While in Congress, Simpson served as Chairman of the Veteran’s Committee, Immigration and Refugee Subcommittee of Judiciary, the Nuclear Regulation Subcommittee, the Social Security Subcommittee and the Committee on Aging. He served for 10 years as Assistant Republican Leader under Senator Bob Dole. In 2010, Simpson was appointed as co-chair to President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform with co-chair Eskine Bowles. During his time at the Fiscal Commission, he and fellow co-chair Erskine Bowles were able to garner a bipartisan majority of 11 out of 18 Commission members to support a final debt reduction plan.