Concord Coalition, Hofstra University to Co-Host Panel Discussion, Budget Exercise Tuesday at Site of First 2016 Presidential Debate

Press Release
Monday, September 19, 2016

HEMPSTEAD, NY. -- In advance of the first 2016 Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, The Concord Coalition and the university will co-host a panel discussion featuring some of the country's leading fiscal experts and an interactive federal budget exercise for students.

The budget exercise will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Plaza Rooms in the Student Center on Hofstra's campus. Phil LaRue, Concord’s director of government relations, will conduct the exercise. The panel discussion will follow at 12:45 p.m. in the same location.

Tuesday's "Our Nation's Fiscal Future" panel will feature Joseph Antos, William H. Taylor Scholar in Health and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, Joseph Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research at the Committee for Economic Development and Concord Executive Director Robert L. Bixby. Panelists will dispel common myths about fiscal policy and explore the budgetary challenges and pressures facing the next president.

The “Principles & Priorities” exercise calls for participants to work in small groups to develop plans to put the federal budget on a more sustainable course. They will discuss and vote on dozens of proposals involving taxes, defense, Medicare, Social Security and other domestic issues.

This is the second in a series of programs on the federal budget that Concord is presenting at universities where this year’s presidential and vice presidential debates are to be held.

"Our Nation's Fiscal Future" Panel Discussion

WHAT:   Panel discussion featuring Joseph Antos (American Enterprise Institute), Joseph Minarik (Committee for Economic Development) and Robert L. Bixby (Concord Coalition)

WHEN:   12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20

WHERE:  Plaza Rooms, Student Center, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Concord Coalition Principles & Priorities Budget Exercise

WHAT:   Interactive budgeting event for Hofstra students and faculty, as well as members of the public.

WHEN:   9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20

WHERE:  Plaza Rooms, Student Center, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY