Gene Sperling was a writer and consultant for The West Wing during the third through sixth seasons of the program. He served as the Director of National Economic Council under Bill Clinton and currently serves in that role under Barack Obama.
Dec 19, 2012 6:22pm
Senior Obama administration officials met with business leaders to argue that House Speaker John Boehners Plan B could put the nation on a path to go over the fiscal cliff, a source familiar with the meeting told ABC News this afternoon.
The effort is just the latest example of the Obama administration trying to urge the Republican Partys supporters in the business community to urge its Tea Party side to be more willing to compromise with Democrats.
The Obama administration officials present were chief of staff Jack Lew, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling, and Office of Management and Budget director Jeff Zients.