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Concord Coalition Applauds President's Call for Rapid, Bi-Partisan Engagement on Deficit Reduction

 

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today applauded the call by President Obama to begin high-level, bipartisan negotiations on a comprehensive plan to tackle federal deficits and the country’s long-term fiscal challenges. While there is still a big gap in specificity on the policies necessary to achieve a stable fiscal path, hopefully the negotiators can build on the Senate’s current good faith effort to devise a balanced legislative package. 

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Concord Coalition Commends Deficit Reduction Goal of Ryan's Budget Proposal But Urges Flexibility in Bipartisan Negotiations

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today commended House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) for putting forward a serious proposal to reduce projected deficits by more than $1.6 trillion over the coming decade. Concord cautioned, however, that the proposal’s policy mix is unlikely to attract bipartisan support and is best viewed as a marker for future negotiations with the Senate and the Obama administration.

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Concord Coalition Supports Senators’ Call For Comprehensive Deficit Reduction And Asks House To Make A Similar Commitment

WASHINGTON – With a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the President’s proposed budget showing unsustainable deficits mounting over the coming decade, The Concord Coalition today called on President Obama and the House of Representatives to embrace a call from 64 senators of both parties to “engage in a broader discussion about a comprehensive deficit reduction package.”

“The senators hit the nail on the head, and CBO’s analysis of the President’s budget supports their point,” said Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director.