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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For further information about Concord or to arrange an interview with one of our budget experts, please contact:

Steve Winn
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(703) 254-7828
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Press Release

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

October 06, 2015

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.”

Press Release

‘First Budget’ Urges Candidates To Focus on Fiscal Challenges

August 05, 2015

Concord, N.H. – In the first debate of the 2016 campaign tomorrow, it is critical that the Republican presidential candidates acknowledge the nation’s difficult budget challenges and ensure that the proposals they offer are fiscally responsible and realistic.

First Budget has been active in Iowa and New Hampshire, asking candidates: “If you are elected our next President, what will you do in your first budget to address the national debt?” We are working in both states to encourage a substantive discussion about this issue.

Press Release

The Concord Coalition Hires Phil LaRue as Director of Government Relations

July 06, 2015

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition has hired Phil LaRue, a former senior advisor on Capitol Hill, as the organization's director of government relations.

“We are delighted that Phil is joining The Concord Coalition team. His passion for fiscal responsibility, his strong communications skills and his ability to work across party lines are a perfect fit,” said Concord Coalition Executive Director Robert L. Bixby.