An interview with Ohio Gov. John Kasich will kick off Fiscal Fridays, a New Hampshire-based TV interview series starting this week on the NH1 News Network that will provide voters with critical information on the budget and economic proposals of 2016 presidential candidates.
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 Asks Presidential Debate Commission to Devote Significant Time to U.S. Fiscal ChallengesOctober 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.”
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections on the federal budget reinforce the need for presidential candidates in both parties to explain how they would curb the growth of the national debt over the next decade and beyond.
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.
Concord Coalition Says Trustees' Reports Show Mounting Pressure on Federal Budget From Medicare, Social SecurityJuly 22, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new reports from the trustees for Social Security and Medicare show the rising pressure the programs will put on the entire federal budget in the years ahead, a problem that deserves close attention from the presidential candidates and others seeking federal office next year.
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.
Concord Coalition Honors Former Governors Mitch Daniels and Evan Bayh with 2015 Economic Patriot AwardJune 26, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition last night honored Mitch Daniels and
Concord Coalition to Honor Mitch Daniels and Evan Bayh III as Economic Patriots this Thursday in WashingtonJune 23, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that worrisome long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why comprehensive budget reforms are crucial to the country’s future -- and should be a central focus of the 2016 presidential candidates.
First Budget, a nonpartisan initiative to raise awareness of the nation’s fiscal challenges during the 2016 presidential campaign, is already making