Back in Black: A Plan to Defeat the Deficit

Jun. 22, 2010, 9:00am-10:00am
Robert Bixby

Other speakers include Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and The Hon. David Walker, President and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation. 

"Amid mounting concerns over federal spending, the deficit is once again at the forefront of Americans’ priorities. Join Third Way as House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer delivers a major address on solving the nation’s fiscal crisis. Rep. Hoyer will outline a blueprint for bipartisan progress on the budget and outline the steps Congress must take to tame the deficit."

About the Host
Robert Bixby Headshot

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.