February 8, 2016

Publications

29 Jan, 2016 - Special Publication

In an op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Robert Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America, write that unless lawmakers address structural challenges facing the federal budget, funding will be crowded out for critical priorities like medical research. The op-ed can also be found here.

In passing a spending bill for 2016, Congress seemed to acknowledge that medical research had been...

Recent Publications

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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
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
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
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
7 Nov, 2015 - Special Publication
Ahead of the presidential debate Nov. 14 in Iowa, former Congressman Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa), a member of First Budget's Iowa cabinet, writes in the Des Moines Register candidates should explain their ideas to keep Social Security and Medicare financially sound for future generations. The op-ed... Read More
11 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
In an op-ed for Roll Call, former Congressmen John Tanner (D-Tenn.) and Mike Castle (R-Del.), co-chairs of The Concord Coalition, say the latest reports by the trustees for Social Security and Medicare and the Congressional Budget Office show why presidential candidates need to focus on reforms to... Read More
1 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication
Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby discusses the latest reports by the trustees for Medicare and Social Security and the long-term challenges facing both programs in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel. Excerpts of the interview follow. You can read the full interview here or... Read More
31 Jul, 2015 - Special Publication
The Chicago Tribune recently wrote an editorial praising First Budget for its efforts to engage presidential candidates on the unsustainable rise in national debt and says voters must urge candidates to address this "existential threat" facing the country. The article, behind a paywall, can be... Read More
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20 May, 2015 - Press Release
Concord, New Hampshire -- First Budget, a nonpartisan initiative to raise awareness of the nation’s fiscal challenges during the 2016 presidential campaign, today announced a “New Hampshire Cabinet” consisting of political, business and civic leaders from across the state. The Cabinet includes... Read More