The Concord Coalition luncheon address: Central Exchange-KC

Jan. 12, 2011, 11:45am-1:00pm
Robert Bixby
Kansas City, Missouri, United States

The public is welcome to attend, must pre-register and pay a $35 fee (which covers your lunch).

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Federal Fiscal Challenges for the New Congress and Beyond

A new U.S. Congress takes over in January, and our federal fiscal challenges and escalating national debt are high on the priority list.  This timely program brings Robert L. Bixby, J.D., executive director of the Concord Coalition, to The Central Exchange for a clear look at the long-term challenges and consequences facing America in terms of fiscal policy and national debt.


Bixby and Sara Imhof, Ph.D., midwest regional director and health policy analyst with the Coalition, discuss how our nation got into this tenuous situation and outline solutions that can realistically make a marked improvement in our future.  They will discuss the importance of citizens influencing their federal leaders to act now to ensure that future generations can live the American Dream.


The Concord Coalition is a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots organization which advocates generationally responsible fiscal policy. It is dedicated to educating the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits, the long-term challenges facing America's unsustainable entitlement programs, and how to build a sound economy for future generations.

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.