October 5, 2015


23 Sep, 2015 - Special Publication

Writing in The Hill's Congress Blog, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby says the debates should press presidential candidates on how they will pay for their spending and tax plans. The op-ed can also be found here.

All of the Republican presidential candidates say they favor a balanced budget. However, over five hours of televised debate last week, not one of them was asked to explain how this would be accomplished.

This is a critical omission...

Recent Publications

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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
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20 May, 2015 - Press Release
First Budget, a nonpartisan initiative to raise awareness of the nation’s fiscal challenges during the 2016 presidential campaign, is already making its presence felt in Iowa and New Hampshire. First Budget announced today Cabinets in both Iowa and New Hampshire that include Democrats and... 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
26 Apr, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Nashua Telegraph, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, says the next President needs to address the federal government's long-term fiscal challenges in their first budget. Hagaman is a part of First Budget, a non-partisan initiative by Concord... 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
31 Mar, 2015 - Issue Brief
It’s Time To Reform the Statutory Debt LimitI. IntroductionCongress voted last February to again suspend the federal debt limit. On March 15, 2015, it went back into effect and was set at the level necessary to include all debt racked up prior to that date. While in the past there has been a debate... Read More
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... 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