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.

Concord Executive Director Robert L. Bixby and the organization’s other budget experts are interviewed and quoted by journalists in Washington and around the country, from media organizations of all sizes, on a wide variety of subjects.

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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New Study Shows That American Public is Willing to Accept Major Reforms in Medicare Program

WASHINGTON — Although Americans see Medicare as a key part of the country's social contract and want to preserve it in some recognizable form, they are willing to consider significant changes in the program to hold down its costs as the U.S. population ages.

In day-long “Choice-Dialogues” in which Americans from all walks of life considered the pros and cons of a range of choices for reforming Medicare, common ground was found in several key areas:

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Concord Coalition's Executive Director Supports Enhanced Rescission Authority for the President

WASHINGTON — Enhanced rescission authority for the President could help reduce government waste and build public confidence in the federal budget process, according to Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.

But in congressional testimony today, Bixby cautioned that giving the President this additional tool would not be a panacea for the budget deficit and the other huge fiscal challenges facing the nation.

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The Concord Coalition Announces Youth Advisory Board

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today announced plans to form a Youth Advisory Board to help young people around the country become more engaged in pushing for responsible fiscal policies.

The board will support The Concord Coalition's grassroots efforts, advising it on the development of educational programs and helping to coordinate Concord's field operations with the efforts of a growing number of youth organizations interested in advocating for a secure fiscal and economic future.

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Concord Coalition Grassroots Leaders Deliver Report on Fiscal Stewardship

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will release a report on the first year of its Fiscal Stewardship Project next Monday, Dec. 7, at a conference on Capitol Hill. The project established advisory groups and programs in seven areas around the country to study the long-term fiscal and economic challenges facing the United States and to recommend possible solutions.

Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby will be joined by U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) in a discussion of the report and Mr. Wolf’s SAFE Commission legislation.

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The Concord Coalition To Release Fiscal Stewardship Report

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will release a report on the first year of its Fiscal Stewardship Project next Monday, Dec. 7, at a conference on Capitol Hill. The project established advisory groups in seven areas around the country to study the long-term fiscal and economic challenges facing the United States and to recommend possible solutions. 

Supported by a grant from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Fiscal Stewardship Project involved citizens in Atlanta, Denver, Iowa, Milwaukee, Northern California, Northern Virginia and Philadelphia.