July 24, 2016

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13 Jul, 2016 - Special Publication

The Concord Coalition today congratulated Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) and the co-sponsors of the “Save Our Social Security Act” (S.O.S Act) for putting forward a reform plan that would greatly improve the program’s long-term finances by using a mix of phased-in spending cuts and dedicated revenue increases.

“This bill is distinguished by courageous common sense,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.

Social Security is the federal government’s largest -- and in many ways, most important -- program. Yet Social Security’s...

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3 Nov, 2006 - Special Publication
 CONCORD COALITION CONDEMNS 'RACE TO THE BOTTOM' ON SOCIAL SECURITY RHETORICAs two former congressional staffers who, in 1998, drafted what remains the only balanced, bipartisan, bicameral Social Security reform legislation, we know firsthand how hard it is to craft a meaningful... Read More
11 Oct, 2006 - Facing Facts
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/FacingFacts-061012.pdf
28 Sep, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, will testify Thursday, September 28th, before the Senate Finance Committee Subcommittee on Long-Term Growth and Debt Reduction. The hearing is entitled "America's Public Debt: How Do We Keep It From Rising.... Read More
28 Sep, 2006 - Special Publication
 Mr. Chairman, Senator Kerry and Members of the Committee.  I am Charlie Stenholm, former Member of Congress from the 17th District of Texas and currently a Senior Policy Affairs Affairs Advisor at Olsson, Frank and Weeda.  I am also a member of the Board of Directors of the... Read More
28 Sep, 2006 - Special Publication
Link to video replay. rtsp://video.webcastcenter.com/srs_g2/finance092806.rm?start="18:00" Read More
28 Sep, 2006 - Special Publication
 Chairman Smith, Senator Kerry, and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to discuss the nation's public debt and how we can keep it from rising. It is an important question to ask in assessing our nation's long-term fiscal and economic outlook. The short answer is that to keep... Read More
28 Aug, 2006 - Special Publication
This Concord Coalition Op-Ed by founding board members Senator Bob Kerrey and Senator Warren Rudman was published in The Washington Post. See the Op-Ed on The Washington Post's website.The economic and moral case for long-term reform of fiscal policy is clear. Yet politicians refuse to act. If this... Read More
17 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's budget update by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing the deficit shrinking from $318 billion in 2005 to $260 billion this year, The Concord Coalition warned that the lower deficit -- while certainly welcome -- does not signal a fundamental improvement in... Read More
10 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today released “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About the Budget, Social Security and Medicare,” (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) a brochure proposing questions that citizens and the media should ask candidates for federal office. Each question... Read More
3 Aug, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON - With the Senate expected to vote this week on the so-called "Trifecta" bill, which includes a permanent reduction in the estate tax, temporary extension of several expiring tax provisions and a new mandatory spending program for mine reclamation along with an increase... Read More