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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Press Release

Forum Tuesday on Capitol Hill Will Feature Hatch, Furman and Other Experts on Social Security and Retirement Issues

May 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.

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Health Policy Conference Next Wednesday in Iowa to Highlight Innovations for Population Health, Improved Care, and Reduced Costs

April 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.

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In Pella, Iowans Find Ways to Hold Down Federal Debt

March 31, 2015

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.