October 6, 2015


6 Oct, 2015 - Special Publication

The Concord Coalition recently sent a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates urging them to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties. The letter -- sent Monday to Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr. and Michael D. McCurry, co-chairmen of the commission -- was signed by Concord’s co-chairs, Mike Castle and John Tanner, and the organization’s executive director...

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16 Jun, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that worrisome long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why comprehensive budget reforms are crucial to the country’s future -- and should be a central focus of the 2016 presidential candidates. “Today’s Long-Term Budget... Read More
14 Jun, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier (Iowa) E.J. Giovannetti, an attorney and former Polk County Supervisor from Des Moines, and Doris Kelley, a former state representative from Cedar Falls, say voters across the political spectrum want presidential candidates to discuss how they would... Read More
31 May, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Sioux City Journal, Sara Imhof, director of education and grassroots advocacy at The Concord Coalition, and Mike Murphy, director of strategic initiatives at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, say voters need to insist presidential candidates put forward realistic... Read More
5 May, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomes the House and Senate passage of a budget resolution that promises to balance the budget and substantially slow the growth of federal debt over the next 10 years. Concord warns, however, that these goals rest upon speculative savings from future policy... Read More
25 Apr, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Gazette, Iowa state representatives Ken Rizer (R-Cedar Rapids) and Dan Kelley (D-Newton) discuss their involvement in the First Budget initiative and the importance of making the nation's unsustainable budget policies a top issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. The op-ed can... Read More
10 Apr, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Hill, Ben Ritz, legislative outreach director for The Concord Coalition, says after the agreement to not offset some of the cost of replacing Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula, Congress should rethink how it addresses budgetary "circuit-breakers," and can start by... Read More
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2 Apr, 2015 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. --  First Budget brought its message for the 2016 presidential election to New Hampshire today as part of its campaign to highlight the growing federal debt. First Budget, a joint effort of The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt, is active in New Hampshire and... Read More
24 Mar, 2015 - Press Release
UPDATE (APRIL 2): A live videocast of this program can be found at the University of New Hampshire's internet broadcasting website today starting at noon.  CONCORD, N.H. -- Two outspoken advocates of comprehensive fiscal reform, former Senators Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) and Evan Bayh (D-... Read More
22 Mar, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the New Hampshire Union Leader, former Congressmen Richard Swett and William Zeliff say New Hampshire citizens should ask presidential candidates about their plans to put the federal budget on a more sustainable course. Zeliff, a Republican, and Swett, a Democrat, are involved with... Read More
17 Mar, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the proposed House budget resolution for its goal of reining in future deficits but cautioned against assumptions of reduced spending that are vague and unrealistic, and against revenue projections that are at odds with recent tax-cut legislation... Read More