Concord Coalition To Honor U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker With Economic Patriot Award

Press Release
Monday, November 12, 2007

WASHINGTON — The Concord Coalition will present David Walker, Comptroller General of the United States, with its Economic Patriot Award at The Concord Coalition’s Fourteenth Annual Economic Patriots Dinner. The Dinner will be held on Wednesday evening, November 14, 2007, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

David M. Walker is the nation’s chief accountability officer and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). In honoring David Walker with this award, The Concord Coalition said: “David Walker has demonstrated a commitment to addressing America’s long-term fiscal outlook. Having joined us on the Fiscal Wake-Up Tour for the last two years, The Concord Coalition is extremely honored to present David Walker with our Economic Patriot Award in recognition of his service to the nation in the cause of fiscal responsibility.”

The Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award honors those who have demonstrated a commitment to fiscal and generational responsibility. The Economic Patriot Award was created in the spirit of nonpartisanship and integrity, which has animated The Concord Coalition from its inception. Throughout the years, the award has been given to individuals from the world of business, government and politics that have made lasting contributions to America’s economic health.

After the award presentation, Concord Coalition Co-Chairmen Warren Rudman and Bob Kerrey, Concord Coalition President Peter G. Peterson and Concord Coalition Board member Paul Volcker will join with U.S. Comptroller General David Walker to discuss “America’s Impending Fiscal Crisis.”

The program portion of the dinner will begin at approximately 8:15 p.m., at the Cotillion Ballroom in The Pierre Hotel. Members of the media who would like to attend should contact Jonathan DeWald at (703) 894-6222 or [email protected]

WHO: Concord Coalition Leaders Peter Peterson, Warren Rudman, Bob Kerrey & Paul Volcker along with the guest of honor U.S. Comptroller General David Walker

WHAT: The Concord Coalition’s Fourteenth Annual Economic Patriots Dinner: “America’s Impending Fiscal Crisis”

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2007. The program begins at approx. 8:15 P.M. and lasts until 9:30 P.M.

WHERE: The Pierre Hotel, Fifth Ave and 61st Street, New York, New York 10021


The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to balanced federal budgets and generationally responsible fiscal policy. Former U.S. Senators Warren Rudman (R-NH) and Bob Kerrey (D-NE) serve as Concord's co-chairs and former Secretary of Commerce Peter Peterson serves as president.

CONTACT: Jonathan DeWald (703) 894-6222