When Alice Rivlin joined my Administration in 1993 she was already a legend in Washington. No one knew more about the federal budget than she did. Every American should be grateful that this brilliant woman spent a lifetime in their service.
Alice Rivlin, Clinton's budget director who overcame sexism to become the first woman to serve in that role, has died of cancer. She was 88.
At the peak of her power, she was one of the most influential and respected nonelected officials in the country.
Today I am saddened that Alice Rivlin has died. First woman to serve as the director of OMB (under Clinton). Founding director of the CBO.
If policy, budget, economics & health care are less male-dominated than they once were, it was due to Alice.
She has had great heart. RIP.
Alice Rivlin was a giant. She was the George Washington of the Congressional Budget Office, setting its norms as a fiercely independent, quality research organization that built a world-class career staff and a world-class reputation for integrity. She was a giant for DC. 1
Alice Rivlin's name may not be widely known outside of Washington, but she had a hand in five decades of the nation's economic policy. https://t.co/KexmdklY3M
Saddened to hear Alice Rivlin has died. She transformed the way Washington assessed policy. Her career was amazing, improbable, and fascinating. A sexist senator tried to block her appt as founding director of CBO. An angry stripper got her the job.
When I became president of CAP, Alice Rivlin reached out to me because she knew there were too few women in the highest policy ranks of Washington and wanted to help support my path. She was a brilliant and kind soul and I’m grateful to have known her. https://t.co/jJ5w1k8Qtc
Alice Rivlin, the first director of the Congressional Budget Office, has died at the age of 88 after a battle with cancer https://t.co/54XcuzCoWG
What a career... RIP Alice Rivlin
-1st CBO director
-Vice Chair of the Fed (I believe 1st female vice chair?)
-OMB director for Clinton (helping get nation to a budget surplus!)
-Econ PhD in 1958
-Scholar respected across aisle
1/ It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Alice Rivlin, a beloved Brookings scholar, economist, and government official instrumental in improving federal decision-making, fiscal responsibility, and budget, health care, and tax reform. https://t.co/2LxfslK4qS
If you want to hear her story from her — and you should — she told it in this 2016 podcast we did. It's a history lesson of how policy analysis evolved and a master class in thinking about policymaking. She'll be so missed. https://t.co/I6RKppCo4l
I had so much respect for trailblazer Alice Rivlin, one of my heroes. She was a brilliant economist, and brutally honest about our economy and budget solutions. I loved that about her. She is already missed. https://t.co/wJbjZovzJD
Alice Rivlin, 1st @USCBO
chief, Clinton budget director, Fed vice chair, recipient of MacArthur Genius Award & author of +20 books dies. Rivlin was most influential female govt official I know of. She applied deep rigor to the analysis of public policy. https://t.co/QeHcx2mIpq
Since it appears public now, in very sad news, the great Alice Rivlin passed away. Everyone knows her tremendous accomplishments. The obstacles she overcame to reach those heights are tremendous and I'll always remember the myriad amazing stories from her career.
Alice Rivlin is by far the most impactful person I've been lucky enough to know in my life. She founded the Congressional Budget Office, ran OMB, served on the Fed, and in her spare time she saved the city of Washington, DC from financial ruin.
She's nothing short of amazing. https://t.co/BxN9zYrX9B
Alice Rivlin was a trailblazer for women in government & her field of health care policy. She was known as someone who stuck strictly to the facts & brought an unparalleled level of intellectual rigor to her work. Serving with Alice was a privilege. She will be greatly missed.
Alice is literally the most important person I’ve ever known. And also the smartest, and one of the kindest. She’ll be missed - https://t.co/rLUenivcOb
So sad to hear. What an amazing life of public service. A woman who broke glass ceiling after glass ceiling in the economic and budget world - CBO to OMB to Fed. A world class budget wonk with a heart. Proud to have had the chance to serve beside her. https://t.co/z27uJcX0U4
I respected, admired, and adored her. A statement on the passing of my friend Alice Rivlin:
Alice Rivlin made the world a better place so many ways. She and her deputy, Bob Reischauer, made @USCBO
an extraordinary institution, studiously nonpartisan but unafraid to weigh in on important public policy issues with the best advice and analysis economists could provide.
Revered economist Alice Rivlin, the first director of the Congressional Budget Office, passed away at the age of 88. https://t.co/LmSGHer0yz
A dedicated public servant, a brilliant economist, an amazingly strong woman, an inspiration to so many of us...Alice Rivlin, First Woman To Serve As Budget Director, Dies At Age 88 https://t.co/bF9F7LWtnW
Very very sad news. Alice was actually a giant — a fantastic mentor and good friend. She was always there with sound advice and a wonderful sense of humor. And we shared a special bond of being the only two people to serve as both CBO and OMB director. https://t.co/xY8orfxEnc
It is with great sadness that my family and I share that Alice M. Rivlin, my mother, passed away peacefully this morning at her home surrounded by her family.
Alice Rivlin was a great economist, mentor, policy maker and extraordinary person. I was privileged to know her and honor her with the Adam Smith Award during my presidency at @business_econ
. She was an Atlas, carrying the economics profession. https://t.co/fxN7wqRUP2
The passing of my friend Alice Rivlin this morning is a great loss to our country and this Congress. No one in modern times had a bigger impact on how we analyze the impact of government policies. She will be missed. https://t.co/W1SBpBrAEQ
RIP, one of Washington's greats --> Alice Rivlin, budget maestro who ‘helped save Washington’ in fiscal crisis, dies at 88 https://t.co/OT2kG3Mt4w
“A Titan in the financial history of our city,” DC Council Chairman Mendelson announcing Alice Rivlin has died. Economist was local, national & international power. (Led DC out of Control Board period.) @wcp @kojoshow
It recently struck me that Alice Rivlin was one of the most influential women in the entire history of American public policy. She was fearless and broke the glass ceiling in so many different places that it became hard to keep track
Alice Rivlin will be sorely missed. Over the last half century there has been no greater embodiment of integrity in the economic policy sphere. https://t.co/JD1wRZdtiN
Remembering when Alice Rivlin interviewed *me* on C-span in 2009 on my "In Fed We Trust" book
WPost editorial: In powerful testimony before the Senate in 2014, [Alice Rivlin] called out the “inconvenient truth” of D.C. residents defending democracy around the world but denied it at home. @wcp @kojoshow https://t.co/ayjEZqoXWC
Bob Reischauer (one of her successors at CBO) on Alice Rivlin: "She was the decathlete of public policy" https://t.co/jVi6mdbZy3
Sad to hear that @BrookingsInst
's Alice Rivlin has passed away. She had an extraordinary career as Clinton's OMB director and Fed Vice Chair, but this story of how she became the first head of the Congressional Budget Office is something else: https://t.co/mjLanzRep8
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Alice Rivlin today. This trailblazer who was the 1st head of the Congressional Budget Office, 1st woman to run the OMB, and the 1st woman to serve as Vice Chair of the Fed. A true #herstory maker. https://t.co/6A0iAxDZGc
The author of this obit, @espovich
, lost her own mother on Mother's Day. Since Sunday, she wrote the Alice Rivlin obit and her own mother's. That's what dedicated reporters do. https://t.co/UMbaIW7C7L
She led the Congressional Budget Office under Bill Clinton and helped shape American monetary policy under Alan Greenspan. The economist Alice Rivlin has died at 88. https://t.co/VMJsAvT3et
Alice Rivlin, founding director of the Congressional Budget Office, died today. Dr. Rivlin was a legendary and fearless public servant. She was also an inspiration to the founding team of the Canadian PBO @PBO_DPB @USCBO https://t.co/ozAonW8rLI
Mayor Muriel Bowser praises Alice Rivlin for extraordinary service and love of our local DC. “The District has lost a trailblazer and dedicated public servant.“ @wcp @kojoshow
Perhaps my favorite Alice Rivlin/Brookings moment: her 2001 report with Carol O'Cleireacain that set out a goal for the District to grow by 100k people in ten years. Audacious at the time, and largely became a reality. Thank you, Alice: https://t.co/hrNnNG6OX6
Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of Alice Rivlin, one of the most respected and influential public servants of our time. See our statement below, and join us in thanking her for her lifelong service.
“Rivlin landed in the Harvard economics department only after Harvard’s school of public administration rejected her application for fear that admitting a woman who might soon be married was a ‘poor risk.’” https://t.co/Lt4pm9nP8o
So sorry to hear of the passing of Alice Rivlin. I had the distinct privilege to see her in action during the Clinton Admn and was impressed by her intellect but in awe of her humanity. My deepest condolences to her family.
Alice Rivlin, an economist whose Washington career was matched by few, if any, women of her day, has died at 88 https://t.co/xribyDx4Zu
Heartbroken to hear Alice Rivlin passed away. Not only did she shape DC economics — CBO founder, OMB director, Fed vice chair — she was so humble, hilarious and kind, even (or especially) to @BrookingsGov
junior staff and interns. Praying for her. https://t.co/OvkXncJ3tV
Had the great privilege of taking a class taught by Alice Rivlin @Georgetown
six years ago. She was 82 then and was three times sharper than most professors half her age. There won’t be another like her. https://t.co/b9aKSiB0PL