Concord Coalition's Executive Director To Testify on Social Security Reform

Press Release
Wednesday, February 02, 2005

WASHINGTON -- Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, will testify Thursday before the Senate Special Committee on Aging. His testimony will more deeply explore the principles articulated by the bipartisan leaders of The Concord Coalition in the January 9 full-page New York Times statement which urged Congress and the President to “confront the hard choices that a meaningful Social Security reform plan requires” and to “reject both the ‘do nothing' approach and the ‘free lunch' plans that rely on substantial long-term borrowing to appear painless.” That statement was signed by Concord Coalition Co-Chairs, Warren B. Rudman and Bob Kerrey; Concord President, Peter G. Peterson; and Members of The Concord Coalition Board of Directors, Sam Nunn, Paul Volcker, Robert Rubin, Charles A. Bowsher, and Donald B. Marron. The full text of Mr. Bixby's testimony will be available Thursday at under “What's New.” The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grass roots organization dedicated to balanced federal budgets and generationally responsible fiscal policy. WHAT: Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing, “Social Security: Do We Have To Act Now?” WHEN: 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 628.



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