Two of the most active and respected 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 June 18 forum in Manchester, N.H.
The program is being presented by the New Hampshire Forum on the Future, the New Hampshire Institute of Politics, the Warren B. Rudman Center at the University of New Hampshire, Fix the Debt and The Concord Coalition.
The forum will explore the causes of the nation's rising debt, including an inefficient tax system as well as unsustainable health care and retirement programs and rising interest payments. The program will also address possible bipartisan solutions that could put the country on a more responsible fiscal and economic path in the decades ahead.
Please join us for this informative breakfast forum with two national leaders who care deeply about the national debt and its potential consequences for the country. To register please click here.
About the Hosts
Robert L. Bixby is executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps educate the public about the federal budget and the need to protect our children and future generations from excessive government debt.
Bixby joined Concord in 1992 and served in several positions, including policy director and national field director, before being named executive director in 1999. He has served as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force (the Domenici-Rivlin commission), which produced a model plan for comprehensive fiscal reform.
He frequently speaks around the country on the nation’s fiscal challenges and possible bipartisan solutions, including greater government efficiency, tax reform and improvements in the entitlement program. He has testified at congressional hearings and been interviewed by news organizations around the country. Bixby has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN and Fox News.
He and The Concord Coalition’s “Fiscal Wake-Up Tour” were also featured prominently in the critically-acclaimed documentary film “I.O.U.S.A.”
Bixby has a bachelor's degree in political science from American University, a juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law, and a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Before joining Concord, he practiced law and served as the chief staff attorney of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Chase A. Hagaman is the New England regional director of The Concord Coalition. Concord is a nonpartisan organization that encourages fiscal responsibility in Washington and helps to raise public awareness about the need for responsible fiscal policies that protect our children and future generations.
Hagaman, a resident of New Hampshire, works with community leaders, student groups, business organizations, Concord volunteers, and elected officials across New England and upstate New York. He organizes public education events, performs media outreach and engages volunteers.
Hagaman is a member of the New Hampshire Bar. He received his law degree from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of South Florida. Hagaman’s work with law firms, the court system and state and municipal agencies helped shape his passion for public policy. He invests his personal time in his community, including coaching for a high school rowing program.
Hagaman joined Concord to champion the mission of its founders, the late Senators Warren Rudman and Paul Tsongas. As part of the next generation of leaders, Hagaman has become an ardent advocate for lasting reform who works to bridge generational gaps as he brings awareness to fiscal issues.