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.
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Phil Bredesen, Tim Pagliara and Robert Bixby to Discuss Fixing the Federal Debt at Tuesday Forum in Nashville
Nashville, Tenn. – Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, Fix the Debt State Co-Chair Tim Pagliara and Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby will discuss solutions to the rapidly growing federal debt at a breakfast program tomorrow morning at Lipscomb University’s Ezell Center.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today urged elected officials to promptly raise the federal debt limit and then reform the debt limit process as part of a comprehensive plan to put the budget on a more responsible course.
“There should be no delay in voting to increase the debt limit. Despite its name, the debt limit has never proven to be an effective means of controlling debt. And yet, failure to raise the debt limit risks serious long-term harm to the nation’s creditworthiness,” Concord says in a new issue brief on the federal debt limit.
WASHINGTON, December 14, 2012—Strengthening of America—Our Children’s Future
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will be hosting a reception and discussion of the late U.S. Senator Warren B. Rudman's legislative career on Thursday, November 29th in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Diane Lim, Concord Coalition's Chief Economist, Becomes President of National Tax Association for the Coming Year
WASHINGTON -- Diane Lim, chief economist of The Concord Coalition, has become president of the National Tax Association (NTA), the leading organization of tax professionals dedicated to advancing the understanding of the theory and practice of public finance.
Washington -- The Concord Coalition deeply regrets the passing of Warren B.
WASHINGTON – The third forum in a new initiative to focus attention on the nation’s fiscal challenges will be held in New York City on Thursday, Sept. 27. The program will feature Lawrence Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury; Martin Feldstein, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors; David M. Cote; Chairman and CEO of Honeywell; Alfred P. West, Jr., Chairman of the American Business Council and CEO of SEI; and Navin Thukkaram, COO of Qwiki.
Concord Coalition Honors 38 ‘Economic Patriots’ in the U.S. House for Supporting Comprehensive, Bipartisan Fiscal Reform
Concord Coalition To Honor 38 House Members on Thursday for Supporting Bipartisan Fiscal Reform Legislation
WASHINGTON -- This Thursday night The Concord Coalition will honor 38 House members for their courage in voting for a bipartisan deficit reduction plan introduced by Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio).In addition to Cooper and LaTourette, the honorees are: