WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released new projections confirming that federal deficits and the accumulated
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WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition salutes all of those who put themselves forward in Tuesday’s elections to lead our nation. We congratulate the winners.
Now that the people have spoken, the task ahead is to govern.
That will not be easy given the deep divisions created during a long campaign, but it will be the true test of leadership.
Third Presidential Debate Failed to Provide Public with Credible Plans for Dealing with the National Debt
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment Wednesday night that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with credible and specific proposals for putting the federal debt on a sustainable path.
Federal Budget Exercise To Be Held Tomorrow at Site of Final Presidential Debate: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- In advance of the final presidential debate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, students, faculty and staff there will participate in an interactive exercise tomorrow in which they will face some of the difficult budget choices awaiting the next administration and Congress.
Two Top Economists to Speak on Income Inequality and Fiscal Responsibility Oct. 17 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Jared Bernstein, two of the nation's leading economists, will discuss how income inequality and fiscal responsibility relate in a program Monday, Oct. 17 at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.
Former Congressman William Zeliff and Concord Coalition Official To Discuss U.S. Budget Challenges in Newburyport
NEWBURYPORT, MASS. --Former Congressman William H. Zeliff andChase A. Hagaman, a regional director for the nonpartisan Concord Coalition, will be featured speakers in a public program Thursday night, Oct. 13, in Newburyport on the fiscal challenges facing the nation, the next president and Congress.
Zeliff was deputy Republican whip in the U.S. House, where he served from 1990 to 1997 as a representative from New Hampshire. He authored the "A to Z Budget Cutting Tool" used by members of Congress to encourage fiscal responsibility.
In Advance of Oct. 9 Presidential Debate, Experts on Federal Budget to Speak at Washington University
ST. LOUIS -- In a program Thursday night at Washington University, three of the nation’s leading experts on the federal budget will discuss the difficult fiscal challenges facing the next president and Congress.
ST. LOUIS -- In advance of the Oct. 9 presidential debate at Washington University, students there will participate in an exercise this Wednesday night in which they will face some of the difficult budget choices awaiting the next administration and Congress.
Concord Coalition, Hofstra University to Co-Host Panel Discussion, Budget Exercise Tuesday at Site of First 2016 Presidential Debate
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.