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The Concord Coalition is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility and reform. Since 1992 Concord has worked to educate the American public about the causes and consequences of the growing federal debt and the need to develop realistic solutions for sustainable budgets.
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Concord Coalition Says Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report Shows the Need For Resumed Budget NegotiationsMay 31, 2013
WASHINGTON -- With today’s Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report showing the growing strain the two programs will have on general revenues in the years ahead, The Concord Coalition strongly urged lawmakers to resume negotiations on a long-term fiscal sustainability plan through the regular order of the budget process.
WASHINGTON -- With today’s updated numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a decline in projected budget deficits, The Concord Coalition warned lawmakers not to be lulled into a false sense of security that the fiscal status quo is sustainable.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014 provides a credible framework for the bipartisan negotiations that are needed to curb the growth of the federal debt over the next decade and beyond. Congress should consider the President’s proposals through a House-Senate conference committee as it works on a joint budget resolution.
Concord Coalition to Co-Host National Conference on Fiscal Responsibility at the University of New Hampshire School of Law's Warren B. Rudman CenterApril 09, 2013
CONCORD, N.H. – On April 22, the University of New Hampshire School of Law will formally launch its Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy with a national conference on fiscal responsibility, featuring Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte and former Senators Bob Kerrey and Phil Gramm, and co-hosted by The Concord Coalition and New Hampshire Public Radio.
Former Lawmakers and Other Budget Experts to Discuss the Nation's Debt and Its Impact on Our Youth in Littleton Forum on SaturdayApril 02, 2013
LITTLETON, Colo. – Colorado Fiscal Institute Director Carol Hedges, former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, and former state legislators Norma Anderson and Penn R. Pfiffner will be among the speakers at a public forum this Saturday on solutions to the nation’s debt at the Arapahoe Community College in Littleton.
WASHINGTON -- While supporting the goal of returning balance to the nation’s finances, The Concord Coalition said today that the ambitious 10-year budget plan released by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan relies on dubious assumptions to achieve that goal.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today offered its strong support for the new fiscal framework proposed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to put the nation’s unsustainable finances on a sound, responsible path.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded the efforts of a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives to encourage a long-term balanced budget plan based on the principles of the 2010 National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles).
WASHINGTON -- With Congress facing important budgetary deadlines in the next few weeks, The Concord Coalition said today that the new Budget and Economic Outlook by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscores that much more needs to be done to bring about a sustainable fiscal policy.