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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These subjects include the latest fiscal projections and proposals, health care, federal taxes, Social Security, Medicare, other domestic spending, the defense budget, economic growth and the congressional budget process.     

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Concord Coalition Praises Bowles-Simpson Plan

WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition today praised the plan released by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, co-chairs of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, and called on other members of the panel to give it their full support.

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Concord Coalition Applauds Bowles-Simpson Deficit Reduction Framework

WASHINGTON – The Concord Coalition said today that the deficit reduction framework released by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, bipartisan co-chairs of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, is a very promising start to the difficult decision-making process that must be made to remedy the nation’s unsustainable fiscal path.

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Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert Bixby & Peter G. Peterson Foundation President And CEO David Walker Launch Nationwide “Fiscal Solutions Tour” in Washington, D.C.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Bill Novelli, and Isabel Sawhill Will Join in Tour Visits to Half a Dozen Cities Across the Country This Fall

WASHINGTON –The Concord Coalition and The Peter G. Peterson Foundation today launched a national “Fiscal Solutions Tour” to foster informed public dialogue about possible answers to the nation’s daunting fiscal and economic challenges over the next decade and beyond.

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Concord Coalition Urges Focus on Cost Growth Rather Than Trust Fund Balance in Evaluating Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report

WASHINGTON----With the 2010 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Report scheduled to be released on Thursday, The Concord Coalition today urged lawmakers, the president’s fiscal commission and the public to focus on the report’s projected cost growth of the two largest entitlement programs rather than the traditional measure of 75-year trust fund solvency.The annual report is likely to receive heightened attention this year because reform of Social Security and Medicare is clearly on the agenda of the president’s fiscal commission, which is tasked with recommending policies to Congress th