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Aug 23, 2016, 16:12 ET Concord Coalition: Updated Budget Projections Show Why Political Candidates Should Offer Credible Fiscal Reforms

 Projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide further evidence that candidates for federal office should address...


Jul 12, 2016, 14:50 ET Concord Coalition says, CBO's Long-Term Projections Show Need for Political Candidates to Address Growing Budget Challenge

Sobering 30-year projections that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released today underscore the need for the 2016 presidential and...


Jun 22, 2016, 14:15 ET Trustees' Reports on Social Security and Medicare Again Show Unsustainable Paths, Deserve Focus From Public, Elected Officials and Candidates

Today's reports from the trustees of Social Security and Medicare confirm once again that these critical programs are on unsustainable paths and...


Apr 22, 2016, 13:21 ET Concord Coalition Releases 'Key Questions' To Ask Candidates For Federal Office

With the federal budget deficit on the rise again and the nation's debt still on an unsustainable long-term path, The Concord Coalition today...


Mar 11, 2016, 14:54 ET Concord Coalition Co-Chairs Remind 2016 Candidates: 'The Debt Is Your Running Mate'

With voters going to the polls in several key primary and caucus states on March 15, The Concord Coalition reminded all candidates today that...


Feb 09, 2016, 15:46 ET Concord Coalition Says President's Budget Would Stabilize Debt But Not Put It On A Sustainable Path

The Concord Coalition said today that while President Obama's proposed budget would lower projected deficits and keep the debt stable as a share of...


Jan 28, 2016, 10:06 ET 'First Budget' Report Finds Candidates Fall Short on Plans To Deal With The Federal Debt

A new assessment of 2016 presidential candidates by First Budget, a joint initiative of the Campaign to Fix the Debt and The Concord Coalition,...


Jan 19, 2016, 14:48 ET CBO Update Shows Growing Debt Burden Will Face Next President

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released projections today that show the federal deficit rising this year for the first time since 2009 and...


Jan 14, 2016, 11:18 ET The Concord Coalition Names Former Senators Bob Kerrey and Jack Danforth As Co-Chairs

The Concord Coalition today announced two new co-chairs who have long been known for their work to promote greater fiscal responsibility in...


Dec 16, 2015, 15:48 ET Tax Legislation Would Raise the Debt, Violate Lawmakers' Own Budget

Despite their frequent expressions of concern about the federal debt, lawmakers are pursuing a plan that would add hundreds of billions of dollars...


Dec 16, 2015, 15:48 ET Tax Legislation Would Raise the Debt, Violate Lawmakers' Own Budget

Despite their frequent expressions of concern about the federal debt, lawmakers are pursuing a plan that would add hundreds of billions of dollars...


Nov 30, 2015, 14:02 ET Donald Trump to Discuss His Budget Proposals Tomorrow in Fiscal Fridays Interview

 Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, will discuss his federal budget plans in a live studio interview at...


Aug 25, 2015, 13:48 ET Concord Coalition: Updated Budget Projections Underscore Need for Presidential Hopefuls to Address Growing Debt

The Concord Coalition said today that updated projections on the federal budget reinforce the need for presidential candidates in both parties to...


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...


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...


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...


Feb 10, 2014, 13:33 ET Concord Coalition Warns Against Backsliding In Washington On Pay-As-You-Go Standard

With the Senate this week considering repeal of the recent reduction in cost-of-living (COLA) increases for working-age military retirees, The...


Feb 04, 2014, 15:23 ET Concord Coalition Says CBO Report Shows That Despite Dropping Deficit, The Nation's Big Fiscal Challenges Must Still Be Addressed

Although the federal deficit is currently dropping, The Concord Coalition said today that new projections by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)...