July 22, 2014

New National Tour Will Encourage Public Discussion of Possible Solutions to U.S. Fiscal and Economic Challenges

The Concord Coalition and The Peter G. Peterson Foundation are launching a "Fiscal Solutions Tour" this week to foster informed public dialogue about possible answers to the nation's fiscal and economic challenges.

The tour will visit six cities around the country this fall. At public forums in each city, public policy experts will offer diverse perspectives on options for defense and domestic spending cuts, Social Security and Medicare reforms, improvements in the health care system, better tax policies and tougher budget controls in Congress.

The experts will include Robert L. Bixby, Concord's executive director; David M. Walker, president and CEO of the Peterson Foundation; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of The American Action Forum; Bill Novelli, a professor at Georgetown University, and Isabel Sawhill, senior fellow, Economic Studies, at the Brookings Institution.

Additional information about the tour is being released today at a press briefing in Washington and at concordcoalition.org.