National Debt

In the News

Washington Today Podcast

January 09, 2018

This program discusses start of the 115th Congress in the Senate and a look at the debt, including an interview with The Concord Coalition's Executive Director Bob Bixby.

Blog Post

Everything Needs To Be On the Table in Budget Negotiations

December 11, 2017
When it comes to budget negotiations, many interest groups demand that certain items be considered “off the table” and exempt from any changes. The reality, however, is that everything needs to be on the table for both economic and political reasons.
In the News

Cheers & Jeers: No Guts, No Glory

October 31, 2017
Lewiston Tribune

Does it make any difference whether it's Republicans voting for a tax cut or Democrats voting to expand spending if the subsequent debt poses "the most significant threat to our national

Watch Event

Concord Coalition Celebrates 25 Years in Manchester, NH

Oct. 12, 2017, 6:00pm-7:00pm
NH Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College
1000 Saint Anselm Dr., Manchester, NH 03102

Budget Chaos in Context: Fiscal Lessons Learned for a Challenging Future


Join The Concord Coalition -- in Manchester, NH -- as we mark our 25th anniversary by looking at fiscal lessons learned in the past quarter-century and how those lessons can apply to the major policy challenges of the next 25 years. While the political and economic landscapes have changed, one thing remains the same: our fiscal trajectory is unsustainable.



  • Judd Gregg is a former Republican United States senator for New Hampshire, in office from 1993 to 2011, serving as Budget Committee chairman from 2005 to 2007. Gregg is on The Concord Coalition’s national board of directors and previously served as New Hampshire governor.

  • Kent Conrad is a former Democratic United States senator for North Dakota, in office from 1987 to 2013 and serving as Budget Committee chairman from 2001 to 2003, and again from 2007 to 2013.  

  • Robert L. Bixby is executive director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan grassroots organization that advocates for generationally responsible fiscal policy.


Senator Judd Gregg
Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH)


Senator Conrad
Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND)


In the News

Trump Tax Reform to Increase U.S. Deficit

September 28, 2017
The Washington Times

Fiscal watchdogs said Wednesday that President Trump’s tax reform plan is likely to add trillions in deficits and relies on overly rosy projections of economic growth to minimize its budget impact.