Federal Budget

Fiscal Freefall: When Will It Stop? A Discussion with Ohio Gov. John Kasich

Feb. 23, 2018, 12:00pm-1:00pm
National Press Club
Free; RSVP required

The Concord Coalition will present a panel discussion next Friday at the National Press Club in Washington entitled “Fiscal Freefall: When Will It Stop?”

The noon program will feature Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich, a Republican who served as chairman of the House Budget Committee during his 18 years in Congress, and will include former U.S. Rep. Tim Penny (D-Minn.), who is a member of Concord’s Board of Directors. Robert L. Bixby, Concord’s executive director, will moderate.

The discussion will focus on recent fiscal policy developments and -- with annual trillion-dollar deficits looming -- the prospects for greater fiscal restraint.

Blog Post

Kasich, Penny Discuss Risks and Solutions

February 26, 2018
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich and former U.S. Rep. Tim Penny warned Friday that irresponsible fiscal policies are jeopardizing the nation’s future, but the two former congressional colleagues also pointed towards a number of possible solutions.
Blog Post

Bipartisan Analysts Note Problems with Trump Budget

February 20, 2018
During the second broadcast of "Facing the Future" budget experts expressed concern over the nation’s path after recent deficit-financed tax and spending legislation, and they saw a lack of fiscal discipline in the president’s Fiscal 2019 budget proposal.
In the News

Students Try Budget Balancing Act

February 11, 2018
The Daily Reflector (North Carolina)

Anyone in Congress might be able to produce a sensible federal budget and cut the national debt — if they didn’t have to answer to their constituents.