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Jan 24, 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...


Dec 01, 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...


Nov 09, 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...


Oct 19, 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...


Sep 09, 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...


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...


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'...


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...


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...