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Washington Must Follow Up Budget Deal With Larger Fiscal Reforms

WASHINGTON--Elected officials must follow up the new two-year budget deal with much larger efforts to put the nation’s finances on sounder long-term footing, according to Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition.

“The question is whether this is the beginning of a new phase of bipartisan cooperation on deficit reduction or the end of any efforts to reach a grand bargain,” he writes in a new blog post. “At this point, it is impossible to say.”

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Concord Coalition to Honor Nunn, Rivlin, Domenici, Brock and Gray as Economic Patriots This Thursday in Washington

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition will honor five individuals on Thursday for their many years of distinguished public service with the 2013 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award: Former Federal Reserve Vice Chair Dr. Alice Rivlin; former senators Sam Nunn, Pete Domenici and Bill Brock, and the late Rev. Bill Gray, who served as chairman of the House Budget Committee.

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Concord Coalition Praises Plan to Focus More Attention on Intergenerational Fairness, Long-Term Impact of Budget Decisions

WASHINGTON -- The Concord Coalition today praised the bipartisan leadership of Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) for introducing the “INFORM Act,” a legislative proposal that would improve federal budgeting by providing a more complete picture of the long-term impact of current fiscal policies, including their burden on younger Americans and future generations. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Rob Portman (R-OH) are among the first to co-sponsor.