July 7, 2015


6 Jul, 2015 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has hired Phil LaRue, a former senior advisor on Capitol Hill, as the organization's director of government relations.

“We are delighted that Phil is joining The Concord Coalition team. His passion for fiscal responsibility, his strong communications skills and his ability to work across party lines are a perfect fit,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.

As director of government relations, LaRue will work with...

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10 Aug, 1997 - Facing Facts
Everybody is debating a grand new question about our fiscal future: what to do with the vast budget surpluses Washington will soon be piling up. This question isn't occasioned by the revised deficit numbers announced by President Clinton last week. The official projections still foresee at best a... Read More
28 Jul, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised Congressional leaders and the President for reaching agreement on the details of a plan to balance the budget by 2002, but urged that no time be lost in moving on to the more difficult challenge of preparing Medicare and Social Security for the... Read More
23 Jul, 1997 - Facing Facts
The prospects for the Senate's proposal to raise Medicare's eligibility age are dimming. The administration is opposed. And the House, skittish about charges of senior-bashing after last year's "Mediscare" campaign, has gone on record (in a lopsided vote of 414 to 14) against its inclusion in the... Read More
22 Jul, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today praised President Clinton's recent efforts to encourage the House of Representatives to support Medicare "means-testing." "The president's strong support of means-testing has taken the partisan edge off this issue," said Concord... Read More
16 Jul, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While urging the president and Congress to take steps to prevent future Medicare overpayments such as those uncovered by a recent audit, the Concord Coalition today warned that the savings from such an effort would not come close to making the program solvent over the next five years... Read More
15 Jul, 1997 - Facing Facts
The Senate's proposal to raise Medicare Part B premiums for affluent beneficiaries has hit a snag. As written, the measure would require the means test to be administered by HHS. The White House insists that it would be simpler and more effective to have the IRS administer it. The White House is... Read More
13 Jul, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 11 organizations is urging Congressional tax conferees to oppose a Senate provision that could raise the deficit or force deep cuts in non-transportation spending by transferring the 4.3 cents-per-gallon fuels tax enacted in 1993 to the Highway Trust Fund. The... Read More
9 Jul, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will run an ad in this Sunday's New York Times urging President Clinton to strongly support measures moving through Congress that would raise monthly Medicare premiums for the affluent elderly and gradually raise the Medicare eligibility age for workers retiring... Read More
25 Jun, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition Citizens' Council is urging Senators to oppose the transfer of the 4.3 cents-per gallon federal gasoline tax enacted in 1993 from deficit reduction to the Highway Trust Funds. Concord Executive Director Martha Phillips said the transfer, currently included in... Read More
25 Jun, 1997 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition Citizens' Council today urged Senators to oppose any attempt to remove the "Kidsave" mandatory savings tax credit from the tax bill currently before the Senate. The Kidsave mandatory savings measure, authored by Sens. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.) and John... Read More