November 24, 2015


18 Nov, 2015 - Press Release

Dealing with the federal debt should be a top priority for the 2016 presidential candidates, according to a new paper by Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

“The next president will face an array of pressing issues; everything from income inequality to crumbling...

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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
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
15 Apr, 2015 - Press Release
IOWA CITY, IOWA -- Several of the nation’s leading health care experts will discuss options to improve how care is delivered and paid for at a policy conference next Wednesday at the University of Iowa.   The keynote speakers will be Alice Rivlin, who served as the first director of the... Read More
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2 Apr, 2015 - Press Release
CONCORD, N.H. --  First Budget brought its message for the 2016 presidential election to New Hampshire today as part of its campaign to highlight the growing federal debt. First Budget, a joint effort of The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt, is active in New Hampshire and... Read More