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Steve Winn
Communications Director (703) 254-7828

Steve Winn is the communications director for The Concord Coalition. He handles media requests and works with the organization’s policy experts in preparing issue briefs, blogs, op-ed articles and broadcast commentary. He edits the newsletter that Concord usually publishes each week Congress is in session.

Winn also speaks to college classes, community groups and other organizations about the nation’s fiscal and economic challenges. He is involved with Concord’s grassroots programs around the country, working with the organization’s field staff and local partners in presenting public forums and deficit-reduction exercises. He arranges briefings for newspaper editorial boards and other journalists.

Winn has taught courses on the media, politics and American society at Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies in the Kansas City area.

Before joining Concord in 2009, he held several reporting and editing positions during a 30-year career at The Kansas City Star. As the paper’s deputy editorial page editor, he frequently wrote about national politics, economics, health care policy and the need for fiscal reform.

Winn has a master's degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in history from Baker University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

The Concord Coalition is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility and reform. It was founded in 1992 by Peter G. Peterson, former U.S. commerce secretary; Warren Rudman, a Republican senator from New Hampshire, and Paul Tsongas, a former Democratic senator from Massachusetts.

Recent Publications

Skepticism Needed on Extending Tax Breaks
May 20, 2019
Although the tax filing season is over, the Senate Finance Committee seems intent on resurrecting the question of whether to extend certain tax breaks -- known as “extenders” -- that expired well over a year ago.
CBO Projections Support Concerns About Trump Budget
May 13, 2019
New projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show that President Trump’s proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget would increase the debt from 78.2 percent of the economy (GDP) to 87.4 percent of GDP over the next 10 years. The proposals in the budget would, however, reduce debt relative to CBO baseline projections (91.8 percent of GDP) for current law.
Concord Coalition, 11 Other Groups Oppose ‘Zombie’ Tax Break Extensions
May 06, 2019
The Concord Coalition today joined 11 other organizations from across the political spectrum in sending a letter to congressional leaders opposing a package of “extenders” -- temporary business tax breaks -- that expired more than 15 months ago. “On behalf of our organizations and the broader public interest, we are writing to urge you to ignore calls from special interests to revive these zombie extenders,” the letter says. “Let what is dead remain dead.”