October 24, 2016


19 Oct, 2016 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment Wednesday night that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with credible and specific proposals for putting the federal debt on a sustainable path.

“Donald Trump’s suggestion this evening that economic growth alone can solve the problem is not realistic and can hardly be called a plan,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “And while Hillary Clinton’s proposals were more specific, the higher taxes that she suggested would be used for new spending...

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19 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released projections today that show the federal deficit rising this year for the first time since 2009 and the government sinking deeper into debt over the next decade, a problem that The Concord Coalition says every candidate for federal office... 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
5 Jan, 2016 - Press Release
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will discuss his federal budget plans in an interview that will air at 1 p.m. EST this Friday, Jan. 8, as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. In the studio interview Paul, a U.S.... 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
1 Dec, 2015 - Press Release
Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, will discuss his federal budget plans in a live studio interview at 5 p.m. EST today as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network. In the interview, which will... 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
15 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Iowa First Budget Cabinet members Jeff Danielson and Doris Kelley write in the Waterloo Courier voters should engage presidential candidates on how their spending and tax policies will address our growing national debt. The op-ed can also be found here.  The United States recently recorded a... 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