October 26, 2016


20 Oct, 2016 - Special Publication

A lack of in-depth discussion on the national debt and federal budget deficit casts doubt on the next administration’s willingness to tackle such policy issues, according to an Oct. 20 story in CQ (subscription based).

The story, by Ryan McCrimmon, notes that presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered vague answers at the final presidential debate when asked about the debt, and nonpartisan organizations are cited as describing those answers as either unrealistic...

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22 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Former New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will discuss the impact of fiscal policy decisions at a public forum in New Hampshire on Monday, Jan. 25. The forum, “Fiscal Policy and Our Economic Future,” is part of the Community College System of... Read More
20 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie will discuss his tax and spending proposals in a live interview that will appear online at 3:45 p.m. EST today as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. In the studio interview... Read More
20 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
DES MOINES -- Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina will appear this weekend on Your First Budget, a series on the MC22 television network that is providing viewers in Iowa and elsewhere with critical information on the fiscal and economic proposals of some 2016 candidates... Read More
14 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today announced two new co-chairs who have long been known for their work to promote greater fiscal responsibility in Washington: former U.S. Senators Bob Kerrey and Jack Danforth. Danforth,  a Missouri Republican, and Kerrey, a Democrat who represented... Read More
16 Dec, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Despite their frequent expressions of concern about the federal debt, lawmakers are pursuing a plan that would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the debt over the next decade by extending some tax breaks, making others permanent, and delaying a tax that is a key cost-control... Read More
29 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Nashua Telegraph, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby and the Campaign to Fix the Debt's Maya MacGuineas write how the nation's long-term fiscal challenges impact presidential candidates' budget and economic proposals. Bixby and MacGuineas recently co-wrote a paper... Read More
18 Nov, 2015 - Press Release
Dealing with the federal debt should be a top priority for the 2016 presidential candidates, according to a new paper by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. “The next president will face an... Read More
10 Nov, 2015 - Press Release
Former New York governor and Republican presidential candidate George Pataki will be featured in an in-depth interview this Friday at 10 a.m. EDT on Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Pataki will answer questions about the national debt... Read More
9 Nov, 2015 - Press Release
DES MOINES -- An interview today with Ohio Gov. John Kasich will kick off Your First Budget, a series on the MC22 television network that will provide voters in Iowa and elsewhere with critical information on the budget and economic proposals of the 2016 presidential candidates. The interview... Read More
7 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Ahead of the presidential debate Nov. 14 in Iowa, former Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), a member of First Budget's Iowa cabinet, writes in the Des Moines Register candidates should explain their ideas to keep Social Security and Medicare financially sound for future generations. The op-ed... Read More