October 24, 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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12 Dec, 2006 - Facing Facts
6 Dec, 2006 - Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC -- On Tuesday, December 12th the Concord Coalition will host the unveiling of two new public opinion research studies by Public Agenda and Viewpoint Learning’s on the public’s attitudes towards our nation’s long term fiscal challenges. Public Agenda’s report, “Facing Up to... Read More
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
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
Link to video replay. rtsp://video.webcastcenter.com/srs_g2/finance092806.rm?start="18:00" 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
 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