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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Donald Trump to Discuss His Budget Proposals Later Today in Fiscal Fridays Interview

Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, will discuss his federal budget plans in a live studio interview at 5 p.m. EST today as part of Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network.

In the interview, which will also be aired this Friday, Dec. 4, Trump will respond to questions about the growing national debt and the specific fiscal and economic policies he would pursue as president.

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Former New York Governor George Pataki to Appear This Week on Fiscal Fridays

Former New York governor and Republican presidential candidate George Pataki will be featured in an in-depth interview this Friday at 10 a.m. EDT on Fiscal Fridays, the public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network.

Pataki will answer questions about the national debt and the specific fiscal and economic policies he would pursue as president.

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Budget Agreement Imperfect But Acceptable Compromise

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the proposed budget deal to increase the debt ceiling, remove some sequester spending cuts and enact changes to entitlement programs is an acceptable compromise to avoid an immediate debt crisis and give appropriators time to fund the government before a potential shutdown in December.

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Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker to Speak on Nation's Budget Challenges and the 2016 Presidential Campaign

DES MOINES -- Fiscal reform advocate David Walker will speak at a forum tomorrow in Des Moines on the national debt and the need for leadership on federal budget issues by the next president.

Walker, former U.S. comptroller general and head of the Government Accountability Office, will provide an in-depth analysis of the nation's fiscal and economic challenges, and why the 2016 presidential candidates should address them. He will also discuss why investors should care about current and future federal budgetary pressures and related public policies.  

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Sen. Lindsey Graham to Appear on Fiscal Fridays

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham will be featured in an in-depth interview today, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. EDT on Fiscal Fridays, the new public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network.

Graham, a Republican presidential candidate, will answer questions about the national debt and the specific fiscal and economic policies he would pursue as president.

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Democratic Presidential Candidate O'Malley to Appear on 'Fiscal Fridays'

New Interview Series Goes In-Depth on Federal Budget Issues

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will be the guest this Friday on Fiscal Fridays, the new public affairs television series on the New Hampshire-based NH1 News Network.

The series gives New Hampshire primary voters and the country at large the opportunity to hear directly from the candidates on the policies they would include in their first budget as president.

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Concord Coalition Asks Presidential Debate Commission to Devote Significant Time to U.S. Fiscal Challenges

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition is urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates’ plans for dealing with the nation’s growing fiscal difficulties.

While the nation faces many challenges, Concord leaders said, “the nation’s unsustainable budget policy hangs over all of them, because it affects the resources that can be devoted to competing priorities and the size of the future economy that will be called upon to produce those resources.”