WASHINGTON, September 7, 2012 – Former U.S. senators Sam Nunn (D-GA), Pete Domenici (R-NM), Warren Rudman (R-NH), and Evan Bayh (D-IN) have convened a bipartisan group of former senators and representatives to come together for four forums between now and the first presidential debate to raise public consciousness of the country’s growing and unsustainable debt. They are calling their effort, Strengthening of America—Our Children’s Future.
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WASHINGTON -- With the Republican National Convention this week and the Democrats’ gathering not far behind, The Concord Coalition today released an updated version of its “Key Questions Voters Should Ask Candidates About Our Nation’s Fiscal Future.” Concord urges all candidates for federal office to provide voters with clear explanations of how they would hold down federal deficits, reform the tax system, repair the entitlement programs and put
CBO Projections Show Difficult Decisions Ahead -- And Why Candidates Should Avoid Unrealistic Promises
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington to commit to long-term fiscal reforms while dealing with this year’s looming budget decisions.
Concord said the new numbers should also provide a sobering picture for this year’s candidates for federal office -- one that should temper election-year impulses to offer voters unrealistic promises.
Sen. Kent Conrad, EU Official and American Economists to Discuss Eurozone Crisis and Its Consequences for the U.S. at Thursday Forum in Washington
WASHINGTON -- Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, a European Union fiscal policy official and four respected American economists will discuss the eurozone crisis and its implications for the United States at a forum this Thursday, July 26.
The program, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., will be at the Committee for Economic Development (CED), 2000 L Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036. CED and The Concord Coalition are presenting the forum, which is open to the public.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition is honoring 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:
WASHINGTON -- With the Supreme Court’s decision today on the 2010 health care law, The Concord Coalition emphasized the continuing importance of cost-containment efforts as the number of insured Americans expands.
Washington -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) highlight the need for broad fiscal reforms -- and show how disconnected today’s political debates are from the key issues involved in putting the federal budget on a responsible path in the coming decades.
SAN JOSE – As they weigh this year’s political campaign rhetoric about the federal budget, Californians will have an opportunity to try to improve that budget themselves in a community-wide federal deficit-reduction exercise Wednesday, May 9 at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda.
The exercise, co-hosted by the San Jose Mercury News and the non-partisan Concord Coalition, is free and open to the public. It will run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Changes in Trust Fund Balances Should Not Overshadow the Dramatic Impact of Aging and Health Care Inflation
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new annual report from the Social Security and Medicare Trustees underscores the unsustainable nature of both programs in their current forms and further demonstrates the need for bipartisan cooperation on a comprehensive fiscal reform plan.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad for proposing a comprehensive fiscal reform plan ba