Gene Sperling at a news conference in 2014 in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 04: National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling speaks during a news conference March 4, 2014 at the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Sperling discussed the Obama Administration’s FY2015 budget proposal. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)