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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4 Mar, 2016 - Special Publication
Earlier today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price urging lawmakers to follow “regular order” in dealing with the budget levels for Fiscal 2017. The letter can be read below. The Honorable Tom Price, M.D. United States... Read More
23 Feb, 2016 - Issue Brief
Introduction The Highway Trust Fund provides the financing structure for federal investment in transportation projects. It consists of two accounts: the highway account, which supports projects for the interstate system and other roads, and the transit account, which supports light rail and other... Read More
23 Feb, 2016 - Press Release
ATLANTA -- David M. Walker and Robert L. Bixby, two of the nation’s leading experts on the growing federal debt, will speak at noon today in Atlanta on the need for sweeping budget reforms in Washington and why this year’s presidential candidates should address those issues. Walker served almost 10... Read More
9 Feb, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama’s proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of the economy over the next 10 years, it would do so with a mix of policy options that have no chance of being enacted by a Republican... Read More
9 Feb, 2016 - Special Publication
As Granite State citizens head to the voting booth today, Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby and the Campaign to Fix the Debt's Maya MacGuineas write on Fosters.com voters must ask themselves which candidate has credible solutions to fix the debt. The op-ed... Read More
29 Jan, 2016 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, write that unless lawmakers address structural challenges facing the federal budget, funding will be crowded out for critical... Read More
28 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A new assessment of 2016 presidential candidates by First Budget, a joint initiative of the Campaign to Fix the Debt and The Concord Coalition, finds that while all candidates in both parties say the rapidly growing national debt is a problem, most of their proposals to address it... Read More
23 Jan, 2016 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for the Concord Monitor, John Broderick, former dean of the University of New Hampshire School of Law and chief justice of the New Hampshire State Supreme Court, and John Tinios, a Seacoast-area entrepreneur, write the long-term fiscal challenges facing the country and next... Read More
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
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