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22 Jun, 2017, 12:25 ET As Fiscal Pressures Mount, Concord Coalition Forum in Washington Will Look at Key Lessons for the Future

It's late June and Washington has no budget, no agreement on health care reform, no sign of tax reform, growing worries about a government shutdown...


23 May, 2017, 14:18 ET Trump Budget Lacks Credible Debt-Reduction Path

The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today in President Trump's first budget proposal, saying it relies on improbable assertions...


26 Apr, 2017, 16:40 ET Massive Tax Cuts Won't Reduce Massive Debt

The Concord Coalition expressed concern with President Trump's new tax plan today, saying the administration has not shown how it could be...


30 Mar, 2017, 14:12 ET Concord Coalition: CBO Provides Timely Warning on Unsustainable Long-Term Trends

Long-term projections released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) provide a timely warning for President Trump and Congress as they...


16 Mar, 2017, 16:05 ET Trump's First Budget Proposals Leave Much Unanswered

The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment today that President Trump's initial set of budget proposals does not include any deficit reduction...


28 Feb, 2017, 23:46 ET President's Speech to Congress Overlooks Fiscal Challenges

The Concord Coalition expressed concern tonight that President Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress failed to discuss in any detail how...


24 Jan, 2017, 14:44 ET New Projections Show Need for Trump, Congress to Focus on Fiscal Reforms

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released new projections confirming that federal deficits and the accumulated debt remain on an...


01 Dec, 2016, 12:48 ET Twelve Things to Look For in President Trump's First Budget

As Donald Trump prepares to become the nation's 45th president, he must quickly turn his attention to converting campaign promises, which lacked...


09 Nov, 2016, 12:29 ET Difficult Fiscal Challenges Will Test the Leadership Skills of the New President and Congress

The Concord Coalition salutes all of those who put themselves forward in Tuesday's elections to lead our nation. We congratulate the winners. Now...


19 Oct, 2016, 23:55 ET Third Presidential Debate Failed to Provide Public with Credible Plans for Dealing with the National Debt

The Concord Coalition expressed disappointment tonight that neither of the candidates in the final presidential debate provided voters with...


09 Sep, 2016, 11:41 ET Concord Coalition Urges Clinton, Trump To Explain How They Would Put Federal Budget On A More Responsible Course

In an open letter to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, The Concord Coalition today urged the presidential candidates to detail their proposals to...


23 Aug, 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...


12 Jul, 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...


22 Jun, 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...


11 Mar, 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...


09 Feb, 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...


28 Jan, 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,...


19 Jan, 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...


14 Jan, 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...


16 Dec, 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...


30 Nov, 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...


27 Oct, 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...


06 Oct, 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'...


26 Jun, 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...


17 Mar, 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...