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31 Mar, 2015 - Press Release

Two Former Congressmen Urge 2016 Candidates to Highlight Fiscal Plans

Pella, Iowa – A group of Iowans today got a chance to do something that has long eluded Congress: Make tough budget choices to put the federal deficit on a sustainable downward path.

They enthusiastically tackled the job in the hope that these kinds of decisions, which they made through an interactive exercise on the federal budget in Pella, will also be made by the 2016 presidential candidates in the campaign.

Students, community leaders and other...

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8 Dec, 2014 - Press Release
UPDATED DECEMBER 16**A video of the program can be viewed here. WASHINGTON -- Twenty years after the Kerrey-Danforth Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform issued its seven bipartisan findings, the panel’s co-chairs on Dec. 16 will release an update and explain why such broad fiscal reforms... Read More
10 Nov, 2014 - Press Release
Updated November 14 WASHINGTON --  The Concord Coalition will host a panel discussion this Friday on Capitol Hill about opportunities for fiscal reform in the next Congress. The one-hour program, open to the public, will feature three of the nation’s leading non-partisan experts on the fiscal... Read More
31 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Former U.S. Senator and Concord Coalition Co-Chair Bob Kerrey and former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth wrote a recent op-ed for The Washington Post discussing the continued need for entitlement and tax reform 20 years after a presidential commission they co-chaired found that "current trends are not... Read More
28 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
Former U.S. House members Tom Tauke (R-IA) and Leonard Boswell (D-IA), who are working with The Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt to raise awareness of the nation's fiscal challenges, wrote this recent op-ed for The Des Moines Register. The article can also be found here.  Iowa plays a unique... Read More
6 Oct, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As candidates for federal office put their fall campaigns into high gear, The Concord Coalition today released its latest “Key Questions” that voters should ask them about the nation’s fiscal challenges. In doing so, Concord urges all candidates -- Democrats, Republicans and... Read More
6 Oct, 2014 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/key_questions_2014_2.pdf
As in past economic recoveries, the short-term federal budget picture has been improving. But deficits are projected to begin rising again in a few short years, Congress flounders over what were once considered routine decisions, and the nation remains on a long-term fiscal path that is simply... Read More
28 Sep, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Tampa Tribune, Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Marc Goldwein, senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, explain the need for lawmakers to enact broad fiscal reforms by setting priorities, avoiding gimmicks and... Read More
26 Sep, 2014 - Press Release
ORLANDO, FLA. – Several former members of Congress will be on hand at the University of Central Florida Monday to challenge students to do something that lawmakers have found difficult: put the federal budget on a more sustainable path. This budget exercise will take place during the Lou Frey... Read More
22 Sep, 2014 - Press Release
 TAMPA, FLA. –  Four experts on the federal budget will discuss solutions to the nation’s growing debt and related fiscal challenges at a public forum next Monday night, Sept. 29, at the University of South Florida.The panelists will be former Rep. Jim Davis; former Sen. George LeMieux;... Read More
27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government... Read More