June 23, 2017

Publications

22 Jun, 2017 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- It’s late June and Washington has no budget, no agreement on health care reform, no sign of tax reform, growing worries about a government shutdown this fall and a looming crisis over the federal debt limit.

How did we get to this point and what is the way forward?

A Concord Coalition forum June 29 in Washington will address these issues, taking a look at the fiscal lessons that have been learned over the last 25 years and how those lessons apply to the major fiscal policy challenges of the next quarter-century.

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Recent Publications

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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
4 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
The Sioux City Journal's editorial board expresses its support for the mission of First Budget to encourage voters to ask presidential candidates about their plans to address our long-term fiscal challenges in a new op-ed. The editorial can also be found here.  Agreement on a deal within... Read More
4 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Hearing Before the Senate Budget Committee “Reforming the Federal Budget Process: A Biennial Approach to Better Budgeting” Testimony of Robert L. Bixby Good morning Mr. Chairman and members of the committee. Thank you for inviting me here today to discuss ways to reform our broken budget... Read More
27 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the proposed budget deal to increase the debt ceiling, remove some sequester spending cuts and enact changes to entitlement programs is an acceptable compromise to avoid an immediate debt crisis and give appropriators time to fund the government... Read More
23 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will be featured in an in-depth interview today, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. EDT on Fiscal Fridays, the new public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, will answer questions about the... Read More
13 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.... Read More
6 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition is urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties. While the nation faces many challenges, Concord leaders said, “the nation... Read More