SALT LAKE CITY -- The co-chairman of President Obama's debt commission is speaking at a private luncheon in downtown Salt Lake City.
Former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming will talk during a lunch Friday hosted by Zions Bank Premier Wealth Management Center.
As a leader of the debt commission, Simpson shaped many of the recommendations in the deficit reduction plan introduced by Obama on Wednesday.
Simpson, who met with Obama Thursday, says the president's plan to cut $4 trillion is a good starting point because it addresses all areas of the budget.
Simpson served as a senator for 19 years, retiring in 1997. He is currently a partner in a law firm based in Cody, Wyoming.
Zions Bank President Scott Anderson says Simpson will provide a unique perspective on the federal budget debate.