Senator Feinstein was presented with the Publius Award for her strong public record of reaching across party lines to accomplish significant legislative goals. David Walker, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and former Comptroller General of the U.S., received the Center's Hamilton Award for his work on bringing public attention to the nation's deteriorating financial condition and unsustainable fiscal path. At the dinner, a letter from President Obama was read that congratulated Senator Feinstein and Mr. Walker.
Sponsors of the event included: Chevron, Lockheed Martin, Science Applications International Corporation, Dr. Scholl Foundation, Trustee Paul Neely, Access Industries, Joseph Duffey and Laureate International Universities, Northrop Grumman Corporation, PG&E Corporation and Yahoo! Inc.