December 20, 2014

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16 Dec, 2014 - Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and called on Americans -- particularly presidential hopefuls -- to quickly address the nation’s fiscal challenges.

A bipartisan majority of the original Kerrey-Danforth commission warned that with an aging population and rising health care costs, the country was on an unsustainable budget...

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19 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Clinton's State of the Union proposals regarding Social Security are best viewed as an opening bid in a political negotiation. The bipartisan group advocating fiscal responsibility noted that when viewed from that perspective, advocates... Read More
5 Jan, 1999 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Earlier today, the White House announced that there will be at least a $76 billion budget surplus for the 1999 fiscal year. The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan group advocating fiscal discipline, today reminded the leadership of both parties that the federal government is still... Read More
6 Dec, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition today urged all participants in the White House Conference on Social Security to address the program's long-term problems in a constructive and bipartisan manner. "While there is not an immediate crisis, Social Security reform is on the political agenda... Read More
16 Nov, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--Former Sens. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) and Warren Rudman (R-N.H.), the co-chairs of the Concord Coalition, sent a letter today to Rep. Bob Livingston (R-La.) commending him for pledging that Congress will "no longer use Social Security proceeds to mask the budget deficit" once he... Read More
3 Nov, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON-As a result of yesterday's mid-term elections, baby boomers will comprise a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time. The House will have 219 baby boomer members when the 106th Congress convenes in January 1999. "The question for the baby boomers now that... Read More
22 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON-With the federal government projected to run $137 billion in deficits without counting the Social Security surplus over the next five years, so-called "unified" budget surpluses should not be used for either tax cuts or spending increases. That was the message of a letter sent... Read More
16 Sep, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--While Congress debates tax cuts and spending increases, the Concord Coalition today reminded lawmakers that the budget surplus projected for this year and the next decade is already earmarked--for Social Security. "Policy makers who are lining up to spend those so-called budget... Read More
25 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--A delegation of bipartisan congressional leaders will join Vice President Al Gore at "The Great Social Security Debate," a national forum cosponsored by AARP and the Concord Coalition, on Wednesday, July 1, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.I.... Read More
21 Jun, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Vice President Al Gore and bipartisan congressional leaders will join AARP and the Concord Coalition for the second national forum of "The Great Social Security Debate" series. The forum will take place on July 1 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Rhodes on-the-Pawtuxet in Cranston, R.... Read More
27 Apr, 1998 - Press Release
WASHINGTON--The Concord Coalition Citizens Council today announced its support of the National Dialogue on Social Security Act of 1998 (H.R. 3546). The legislation is sponsored by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer (R-Texas). "In order to prepare our nation's citizens for... Read More