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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WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama’s proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of the economy over the next 10 years, it would do so with a mix of policy options that have no chance of being enacted by a Republican Congress and would not, in any event, put the debt on a sustainable downward path.
WASHINGTON -- A new assessment of 2016 presidential candidates by First Budget, a joint initiative of the Campaign to Fix the Debt and The Concord Coalition, finds that while all candidates in both parties say the rapidly growing national debt is a problem, most of their proposals to address it fall far short.
Sen. Gregg and Gov. Rendell to Discuss Economic Impact of Fiscal Policy Choices at Portsmouth Forum Monday
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Former New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell will discuss the impact of fiscal policy decisions at a public forum in New Hampshire on Monday, Jan. 25.
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie will discuss his tax and spending proposals in a live interview that will appear online at 3:45 p.m. EST today as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network.
In the studio interview Christie, the New Jersey governor, will respond to questions about the growing national debt, how to address it, and the specific fiscal and economic policies he would pursue if elected president.
DES MOINES -- Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina will appear this weekend on Your First Budget, a series on the MC22 television network that is providing viewers in Iowa and elsewhere with critical information on the fiscal and economic proposals of some 2016 candidates.
WASHINGTON -- The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released projections today that show the federal deficit rising this year for the first time since 2009 and the government sinking deeper into debt over the next decade, a problem that The Concord Coalition says every candidate for federal office should address in this year’s political campaigns.
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will discuss his federal budget plans in an interview that will air at 1 p.m. EST this Friday, Jan. 8, as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network.
In the studio interview Paul, a U.S. senator from Kentucky, will respond to questions about the growing national debt, how to address it, and the specific fiscal and economic policies he would pursue as president.
WASHINGTON -- Despite their frequent expressions of concern about the federal debt, lawmakers are pursuing a plan that would add hundreds of billions of dollars to the debt over the next decade by extending some tax breaks, making others permanent, and delaying a tax that is a key cost-control provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).