October 26, 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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22 Apr, 2016 - Special Publication
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22 Apr, 2016 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With the federal budget deficit on the rise again and the nation’s debt still on an unsustainable long-term path, The Concord Coalition today released this year’s version of its “Key Questions” that voters should ask candidates for federal office. “Voters should expect candidates in... Read More
15 Apr, 2016 - Special Publication
In anticipation of the deadline to file federal taxes, the Orlando Sentinel interviewed Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby on how lawmakers can reform the tax code to better promote economic growth while maintaining its progressivity. The interview can also be found here. ... Read More
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
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
27 Oct, 2015 - Press Release
DES MOINES -- Fiscal reform advocate David Walker will speak at a forum tomorrow in Des Moines on the national debt and the need for leadership on federal budget issues by the next president. Walker, former U.S. comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office, will provide an... Read More
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20 May, 2015 - Press Release
Des Moines -- First Budget, a nonpartisan initiative to raise awareness of the nation’s fiscal challenges during the 2016 presidential campaign, today announced an “Iowa Cabinet” consisting of political, business and civic leaders from across the state. The Cabinet includes Democrats and... Read More
13 May, 2015 - Special Publication
The Concord Coalition and the Bipartisan Policy Center recently co-hosted a forum about improving retirement security on Capitol Hill. A video of the event can be found here. Senator Hatch's and Mr. Furman's official remarks are available to download.  Senate... Read More
5 May, 2015 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomes the House and Senate passage of a budget resolution that promises to balance the budget and substantially slow the growth of federal debt over the next 10 years. Concord warns, however, that these goals rest upon speculative savings from future policy... Read More
25 Apr, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for The Gazette, Iowa state representatives Ken Rizer (R-Cedar Rapids) and Dan Kelley (D-Newton) discuss their involvement in the First Budget initiative and the importance of making the nation's unsustainable budget policies a top issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. The op-ed can... Read More