Robert Greenstein

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Robert Greenstein is founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a Washington, D.C. think tank that focuses on federal and state fiscal policy and public programs that affect low and moderate-income families and individuals.

Greenstein was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1996, and the 14th Annual Heinz Award in Public Policy in 2008.[1] In 1994, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform.[2] Prior to founding the Center, Greenstein was Administrator of the Food and Nutrition Service at the United States Department of Agriculture under President Jimmy Carter.[3] In November 2011, Greenstein was included on The New Republic's list of Washington's most powerful, least famous people.[4]


  1. ^ The Heinz Awards, Robert Greenstein profile
  2. ^ Pear, Robert (December 15, 1994). "Panel on a U.S. Benefits Overhaul Fails to Agree on Proposals". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Pear, Robert (February 17, 1982). "Totals For Food Stamps Are A Shifting Target". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ The Editors (2011-11-03). "Washington's Most Powerful, Least Famous People". The New Republic. Retrieved 2011-10-25. 

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