Fiscal Solutions Tour comes to Austin

Feb. 9, 2011, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Host:
Robert Bixby
Address:
LBJ Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street, Austin, Texas, United States
Free
 
The Concord Coalition, in collaboration with the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and Deloitte, is bringing The Fiscal Solutions Tour to Austin, including a public presentation hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs, on February 9, 2011. Expert panelists will dialogue with attendees about how to build a stronger economic future by meeting the challenges of unsustainable budget policies, spiraling debt, low savings rates, risks from reliance on foreign lenders, and the growing needs of an aging population. 

The Fiscal Solutions Tour comes to Austin!  Please come join this vital discussion.  Expert speakers will include:

  • Dr. Alice Rivlin -- member of the Presidential Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Inaugural Congressional Budget Office Director, former Vice-Chair of the Federal Reserve under Chairman Greenspan, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton Administration and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center Debt Reduction Task Force
  • The Honorable David Walker -- founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and  former Comptroller General of the United States
  • Robert Bixby -- Executive Director of the Concord Coalition and member of the Bipartisan Policy Center Debt Reduction Task Force
 
 
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.