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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...

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)...

Oct 11, 2013, 11:51 ET

Concord Coalition Honors Nunn, Rivlin, Domenici, Brock and Gray as Economic Patriots

The Concord Coalition honored five individuals last night for their distinguished public service with the 2013 Paul E. Tsongas Economic Patriot...

Oct 07, 2013, 14:03 ET

Concord Coalition To Honor Nunn, Rivlin, Domenici, Brock And Gray As Economic Patriots This Thursday In Washington

The Concord Coalition will honor five individuals on Thursday for their many years of distinguished public service with the 2013 Paul E. Tsongas...

Oct 01, 2013, 13:40 ET

Washington Must Quickly Resolve Impasses On Federal Budget And The Debt Limit

The Concord Coalition today urged elected officials in Washington to put an end to the government shutdown by quickly resolving their differences...

Sep 17, 2013, 15:34 ET

Despite Lower Deficit, CBO's New Long-Term Budget Projections Show Need For Broad Fiscal Reforms

 The Concord Coalition said today that updated long-term projections from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show why Washington must...

Jul 24, 2013, 11:28 ET

Concord Coalition Praises Plan To Focus More Attention On Intergenerational Fairness, Long-Term Impact Of Budget Decisions

 The Concord Coalition today praised the bipartisan leadership of Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) for introducing...

May 31, 2013, 15:04 ET

Concord Coalition Says Social Security And Medicare Trustees Report Shows The Need For Resumed Budget Negotiations

With today's Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report showing the growing strain the two programs will have on general revenues in the years...

May 14, 2013, 17:19 ET

Concord Coalition Says Lawmakers Must Look Beyond Near-term Deficit Decline In Budget Negotiations

With today's updated numbers from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing a decline in projected budget deficits, The Concord Coalition...

Apr 10, 2013, 15:49 ET

Concord Coalition Says Obama Budget Challenges Congress To Make Necessary Compromises

The Concord Coalition said today that President Obama's proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014 provides a credible framework for the bipartisan...

Mar 12, 2013, 15:55 ET

Concord Coalition Urges Budget Compromise Based On Realistic Assumptions

While supporting the goal of returning balance to the nation's finances, The Concord Coalition said today that the ambitious 10-year budget plan...

Feb 19, 2013, 14:09 ET

Concord Coalition Urges Support Of New Simpson-Bowles Fiscal Framework

 The Concord Coalition today offered its strong support for the new fiscal framework proposed by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson to put the...