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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...


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...


Oct 27, 2015, 12:56 ET Concord Coalition: Budget Agreement Imperfect But Acceptable Compromise

The Concord Coalition said today that the proposed budget deal to increase the debt ceiling, remove some sequester spending cuts and enact changes...


Oct 06, 2015, 11:24 ET Concord Coalition Asks Presidential Debate Commission to Devote Significant Time to U.S. Fiscal Challenges

The Concord Coalition is urging the Commission on Presidential Debates to devote a significant portion of debate time next year to the candidates'...


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...


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...