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Jul 22, 2015, 17:29 ET

Concord Coalition Says Trustees' Reports Show Mounting Pressure on Federal Budget From Medicare, Social Security

The Concord Coalition said today that new reports from the trustees for Social Security and Medicare show the rising pressure the programs will put...

Jun 26, 2015, 14:39 ET

Concord Coalition Honors Former Governors Mitch Daniels and Evan Bayh with 2015 Economic Patriot Award

The Concord Coalition last night honored Mitch Daniels and Evan Bayh III -- two former Indiana governors who both built strong fiscal records in...

Jun 16, 2015, 15:09 ET

Concord Coalition: CBO Report on Long-Term Budget Outlook Offers Campaign Primer for Presidential Candidates

The Concord Coalition said today that worrisome long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why comprehensive budget...

May 05, 2015, 19:24 ET

Concord Coalition Welcomes Passage of Budget Resolution but Warns that It Relies on Speculative Savings

 The Concord Coalition welcomes the House and Senate passage of a budget resolution that promises to balance the budget and substantially slow...

Mar 17, 2015, 17:00 ET

House Budget Plan Seeks Deficit Reduction But Relies on Questionable Spending Assumptions and Revenue Projections

The Concord Coalition today welcomed the proposed House budget resolution for its goal of reining in future deficits but cautioned against...

Feb 02, 2015, 17:58 ET

President's Budget Sets The Stage for Vigorous Debate on Fiscal Priorities

 With the release of President Obama's proposed budget today, The Concord Coalition again urged Washington to focus on policies that would put...

Jan 26, 2015, 16:57 ET

CBO Report Shows Continuing Need For Broad Budget Reforms, Says Concord Coalition

The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections show why the Congress and President Obama must try to move...

Jan 22, 2015, 11:00 ET

Concord Coalition and Fix the Debt Team Up To Highlight Fiscal Issues in 2016

The Concord Coalition and the Campaign to Fix the Debt announced today a joint effort to encourage public discussion during the 2016 presidential...

Dec 16, 2014, 13:30 ET

Former Senators Robert Kerrey and John Danforth Release Update of 1994 Report on Entitlement and Tax Reform, Urge Presidential Candidates to Focus on Fiscal Challenges

Former U.S. Senators J. Robert Kerrey and John C. Danforth today released an update of a 1994 commission report on entitlement and tax reform and...

Dec 08, 2014, 13:47 ET

Former Senators John Danforth and Robert Kerrey To Release Update of 1994 Commission Report Calling for Bipartisan Entitlement and Tax Reform

The Concord Coalition announced today that twenty years after the Kerrey-Danforth Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform issued its seven...

Nov 10, 2014, 13:47 ET

Panel this Friday on Capitol Hill To Discuss Opportunities for Fiscal Reform in the Next Congress

The Concord Coalition will host a panel discussion this Friday on Capitol Hill about opportunities for fiscal reform in the next Congress. The...

Oct 06, 2014, 18:03 ET

Concord Coalition Releases 'Key Questions' For Voters To Ask General Election Candidates

As candidates for federal office put their fall campaigns into high gear, The Concord Coalition today released its latest "Key Questions" that...

Aug 27, 2014, 15:12 ET

CBO Report Points To Population Aging As Fuel For Structural Deficits

 While there has been some recent good news for the federal budget, The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections from the...

Jul 28, 2014, 16:19 ET

Trustees' Reports Underscore Need For Prompt Reforms To Make Medicare, Social Security Programs Sustainable

 The Concord Coalition said today that the new reports from the Social Security and Medicare trustees highlight the need for prompt reform of...

Jul 15, 2014, 15:04 ET

CBO'S Long-Term Budget Outlook Shows There Are No Gimmicks To Get Around Demographics

 The Concord Coalition said today that new long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) underscore the need for Washington...

Jun 26, 2014, 15:46 ET

Concord Coalition Honors Senators Tom Coburn And Dick Durbin With 2014 Economic Patriot Award

The Concord Coalition honored Senators Dick Durbin and Tom Coburn last night with the 2014 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot Award for their strong...

Jun 19, 2014, 14:35 ET

Concord Coalition To Honor Senators Tom Coburn And Dick Durbin As Economic Patriots Wednesday Night In Washington

The Concord Coalition will honor Senators Dick Durbin and Tom Coburn on Wednesday, June 25, for their strong advocacy of fiscal...

May 13, 2014, 14:02 ET

Revised Online Game Lets Players Try Their Hands At Federal Deficit Reduction

 While lawmakers are working on appropriations bills to fund the government next year, they seem to have lost interest in trying to meet the...

Apr 01, 2014, 18:46 ET

Concord Coalition Welcomes Ryan Budget Proposal But Expresses Doubts On The Details

The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not...

Mar 04, 2014, 17:53 ET

President's Campaign-Year Budget Plan Is Unlikely To Foster Progress On The Nation's Key Fiscal Challenges

The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Obama's proposed 2015 budget shifts the administration's focus away from the...