March 30, 2017


30 Mar, 2017 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Long-term projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide a timely warning for President Trump and Congress as they begin focusing on tax and spending plans for the coming fiscal year, according to The Concord Coalition.

“The government is already on track to add trillions of dollars of debt over the next decade,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director. “Beyond then, Washington’s fiscal situation will continue to deteriorate on an unsustainable path, as the CBO’s latest 30-year projections make clear.”

Bixby added: “We...

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28 Sep, 2014 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Tampa Tribune, Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Marc Goldwein, senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, explain the need for lawmakers to enact broad fiscal reforms by setting priorities, avoiding gimmicks and... Read More
26 Sep, 2014 - Press Release
ORLANDO, FLA. – Several former members of Congress will be on hand at the University of Central Florida Monday to challenge students to do something that lawmakers have found difficult: put the federal budget on a more sustainable path. This budget exercise will take place during the Lou Frey... Read More
22 Sep, 2014 - Press Release
 TAMPA, FLA. –  Four experts on the federal budget will discuss solutions to the nation’s growing debt and related fiscal challenges at a public forum next Monday night, Sept. 29, at the University of South Florida.The panelists will be former Rep. Jim Davis; former Sen. George LeMieux;... Read More
27 Aug, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government... Read More
11 Aug, 2014 - Special Publication
Sara Imhof, The Concord Coalition's director for education and grassroots advocacy, wrote this op-ed, which was published Sunday in North Carolina's Salisbury Post. North Carolina can take pride in being one of the states to which seniors and people nearing retirement are flocking. They appreciate... Read More
30 Jul, 2014 - Special Publication
In a letter to The Concord Monitor, Chase Hagaman, New England regional director for The Concord Coalition, urges lawmakers to change the status quo and start addressing the nation's long-term fiscal challenges. The column can also be found here.  Insanity is doing the same thing over and... Read More
15 Jul, 2014 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington to move beyond today’s overly partisan environment to pursue broad fiscal reforms.“In looking out beyond the usual 10-year frame for analysis... Read More
3 Jul, 2014 - Special Publication
During a recent hearing on Capitol Hill, the vice chair of the House Rules Committee offered an enthusiastic endorsement of "Principles & Priorities," the interactive group budget exercise that The Concord Coalition presents around the country. "We've had you in my district before to do an... Read More
26 Jun, 2014 - Special Publication
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition honored Senators Dick Durbin and Tom Coburn last night with the 2014 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award for their strong advocacy of fiscal responsibility and reform.Both senators have been willing to reach across the aisle for bipartisan solutions and to... Read More
13 Jun, 2014 - Press Release
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Two of the most active proponents of bipartisan congressional action on the nation’s debt -- former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell -- will provide a clear, candid analysis of the nation’s fiscal outlook at a breakfast forum... Read More