Deficit Reduction Town Hall Meeting in Tucson
To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call 520-881-3588.
Two fiscal experts, Robert Bixby and David Walker, will present possible solutions to the federal deficit and the rapidly increasing national debt. Concord’s National Political Director, Phil Smith, will follow with an interactive budget exercise called Principles & Priorities.
David M. Walker is founder and CEO of the Comeback America Initiative and former Comptroller General of the United States. Robert L. Bixby is executive director of The Concord Coalition and member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Debt Reduction Task Force. Their presentation will last about one hour and will include a short question and answer session at the end.
Congresswoman Gifford's office will be co-hosting the forum with help from the University of Arizona and the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
About the Host
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.