Concord, New Hampshire -- First Budget, a nonpartisan initiative to raise awareness of the nation’s fiscal challenges during the 2016 presidential cam
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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Des Moines -- First Budget, a nonpartisan initiative to raise awareness of the nation’s fiscal challenges during the 2016 presidential campaign, today
Forum Tuesday on Capitol Hill Will Feature Hatch, Furman and Other Experts on Social Security and Retirement IssuesMay 06, 2015
WASHINGTON -- Top policymakers and experts in Social Security and retirement issues from across the political spectrum will gather on Capitol Hill Tuesday afternoon, May 12, to discuss ways the current Congress can improve retirement security.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, will deliver keynote addresses. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and The Concord Coalition are co-hosting the forum.
Concord Coalition Welcomes Passage of Budget Resolution but Warns that It Relies on Speculative SavingsMay 05, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition welcomes the House and Senate passage of a budget resolution that promises to balance the budget and substantially slow the growth of federal debt over the next 10 years. Concord warns, however, that these goals rest upon speculative savings from future policy actions that seem unlikely to occur.
Health Policy Conference Next Wednesday in Iowa to Highlight Innovations for Population Health, Improved Care, and Reduced CostsApril 16, 2015
IOWA CITY, IOWA -- Several of the nation’s leading health care experts will discuss options to improve how care is delivered and paid for at a policy conference next Wednesday at the University of Iowa.
The keynote speakers will be Alice Rivlin, who served as the first director of the Congressional Budget Office and currently heads the Center for Health Policy at the Brookings Institution, and Jim Weinstein, chief executive officer and president of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System.
CONCORD, N.H. -- First Budget brought its message for the 2016 presidential election to New Hampshire today as part of its campaign to highlight the growing federal debt.
Two Former Congressmen Urge 2016 Candidates to Highlight Fiscal Plans
Pella, Iowa – A group of Iowans today got a chance to do something that has long eluded Congress: Make tough budget choices to put the federal deficit on a sustainable downward path.
They enthusiastically tackled the job in the hope that these kinds of decisions, which they made through an interactive exercise on the federal budget in Pella, will also be made by the 2016 presidential candidates in the campaign.
Former Senators Gregg and Bayh to Discuss Rising Federal Debt and the 2016 Presidential Race in Concord on April 2March 24, 2015
UPDATE (APRIL 2): A live videocast of this program can be found at the University of New Hampshire's internet broadcasting website today starting at noon.
House Budget Plan Seeks Deficit Reduction But Relies on Questionable Spending Assumptions and Revenue ProjectionsMarch 17, 2015
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the proposed House budget resolution for its goal of reining in future deficits but cautioned against assumptions of reduced spending that are vague and unrealistic, and against revenue projections that are at odds with recent tax-cut legislation in the House.
Des Moines – Two of the nation’s leading experts on health care policy said today that it was critical for 2016 presidential candidates to offer credible proposals to hold down health care costs -- and the federal debt -- in the years ahead.