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.
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WASHINGTON -- With the release of President Obama’s proposed budget today, The Concord Coalition again urged Washington to focus on policies that would put the federal government on a sustainable track.
WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections show why the Congress and President Obama must try to move forward on fiscal reforms wherever possible in the coming year.
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
Former Senators Robert Kerrey and John Danforth Release Update of 1994 Commission Report Calling for Bipartisan Entitlement and Tax ReformDecember 16, 2014
Former Senators John Danforth and Robert Kerrey To Release Update of 1994 Commission Report Calling for Bipartisan Entitlement and Tax ReformDecember 08, 2014
UPDATED DECEMBER 16
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Panel Today on Capitol Hill To Discuss Opportunities for Fiscal Reform in the Next Congress (C-SPAN Coverage Expected)November 10, 2014
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 SymposiumSeptember 26, 2014
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 GrowthSeptember 22, 2014
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.