The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt announced today a joint effort to encourage public discussion during the 2016 presidential campaign of the nation’s unsustainable bu
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Former Senators John Danforth and Robert Kerrey To Release Update of 1994 Commission Report Calling for Bipartisan Entitlement and Tax Reform
UPDATED DECEMBER 16
**A video of the program can be viewed here.
Panel Today on Capitol Hill To Discuss Opportunities for Fiscal Reform in the Next Congress (C-SPAN Coverage Expected)
Updated November 14
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will host a panel discussion this Friday on Capitol Hill about opportunities for fiscal reform in the next Congress.
The one-hour program, open to the public, will feature three of the nation’s leading non-partisan experts on the fiscal and economic challenges ahead:
WASHINGTON -- As candidates for federal office put their fall campaigns into high gear, The Concord Coalition today released its latest “Key Questions” that voters should ask them about the nation’s fiscal challenges.
In doing so, Concord urges all candidates -- Democrats, Republicans and independents -- to provide the electorate in the next few weeks with clear explanations of how they would hold down future deficits, fix the tax system, repair entitlement programs and put the country on a more responsible path.
Former Congressmen to Challenge Students, Local Leaders to Find Ways to Tame Federal Deficits as Part of Frey Institute's Fall Symposium
ORLANDO, FLA. – Several former members of Congress will be on hand at the University of Central Florida Monday to challenge students to do something that lawmakers have found difficult: put the federal budget on a more sustainable path.
This budget exercise will take place during the Lou Frey Institute’s fall symposium in Orlando.
Forum at University of South Florida Next Monday Will Focus on Reducing Federal Deficits, Promoting Economic Growth
TAMPA, FLA. – Four experts on the federal budget will discuss solutions to the nation’s growing debt and related fiscal challenges at a public forum next Monday night, Sept. 29, at the University of South Florida.
WASHINGTON -- While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) should remind policymakers that the aging of the population is dramatically but predictably reshaping government spending and fiscal reforms are the only way to prevent the negative economic consequences.
Trustees' Reports Underscore Need For Prompt Reforms to Make Medicare, Social Security Programs Sustainable
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of federal entitlement programs, with further delays in such work creating a particular problem for Social Security’s Disability Insurance program.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington to move beyond today’s overly partisan environment to pursue broad fiscal reforms.