Budgets & Bagels

Jun. 28, 2017, 8:30am-10:00am
Concord Staff:
Sheehan Phinney
1000 Elm Street, 17th Floor, Manchester, NH 03101
Free; RSVP required

Join The Concord Coalition for coffee, bagels and a nonpartisan discussion on federal fiscal policy,
its impact on you and why your voice matters.

The federal debt will soon hit $20 trillion. Non-partisan agencies, such as the Congressional Budget Office and the Government Accountability Office warn that the budget is on an unsustainable path, while few in Congress or the Trump Administration seem to be concerned. They should be.

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

Jun. 29, 2017, 8:30am-11:00am
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW, Washington
Free; RSVP required
As Congress and the president attempt to make several key budget decisions, The Concord Coalition marked our 25th anniversary at a forum by looking at fiscal lessons learned over that time and how those lessons apply to the major fiscal policy challenges of the next 25 years. While the political and economic landscapes have changed, one thing remains the same: our current fiscal trajectory is unsustainable.

Featuring (with video appearance times):

  • Mark A. Weinberger, EY Global Chairman and CEO (5:07)
  • Jason Furman, former Council of Economic Advisers Chairman (30:37)

Panel Discussion (Begins at 1:07:07)

  • Stuart Butler, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow in Economic Studies
  • Diane Lim, Conference Board Principal Economist
  • Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget President
  • Robert Bixby, Concord Coalition Executive Director


Mark Weinberger
Mark Weinberger
Jason Furman
Jason Furman
Robert Bixby, Diane Lim, Stuart Butler, Maya MacGuineas


Blog Post

Risks of a Fiscal Crisis

April 13, 2017
Experts on the federal budget often warn that excessive federal debt could eventually lead to a fiscal crisis. But what would that actually involve, and how could Washington respond to such a crisis?